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They only touched down in South Africa last week.
Yet filming has already commenced for Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem on romantic drama The Last Face, which is being directed by the 38-year-old actress’ rumoured fiancé Sean Penn.
The Young Adult star was seen climbing out of a 4×4 as she arrived on set, laden with a heavy bag.
Make-up free Charlize wore her short blonde locks tied back in a casual ponytail and wrapped up warm in a black leather jacket and a scarf as she arrived on location.
The A-lister completed the look with printed trousers and a denim shirt as she hurried off to hair and make-up.
Following behind her, a bearded Javier was dressed down in a black T-shirt, blue jeans and a casual jacket, with a backpack slung over one shoulder.
This marks the first time Sean has stepped behind the camera since his 2007 critically acclaimed directorial debut, Into the Wild.
The Last Face sees Charlize play a relief worker who undertakes humanitarian operations in Africa amidst violent political conflicts in the region.
Javier stars as a charismatic medic who must choose between romance with her and his lifelong work.
French actress Adele Exarchopoulos, who rose to international prominence thanks to her racy role in Cannes Palme d’Or winner Blue Is the Warmest Colour, joins the cast as a journalist.
Sean and Charlize have been dating for eight months and will reportedly tie the knot in her native South Africa this summer.
The Young Adult star – who has two-year-old son Jackson – did nothing to dispel the rumours when she was pictured with a diamond ring on her left hand as she made her way through LAX on Wednesday last week, according to the New York Daily News.
Alhough the couple haven’t been together for long, they have been friends for 18 years.
A source told the publication: ‘Charlize has seen Sean grow up. He’s a wiser soul and much more patient. They’re looking to the future with a lot of hope.’
Source: Daily Mail
Check out Entertainment Weekly’s cover issue for July 4 2014. It features Mad Max: Fury Road’s cast Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy. You can also check out some of the stills from the film. The movie will be out on May 15, 2015. Here’s the official synopsis of the movie:
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD is the fourth film of George Miller’s Road Warrior/Mad Max franchise co-written and directed by Miller. The post-apocalyptic action film is set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life.
In a pre-Cannes move, Charlize Theron is in talks to star in independent movie “American Express,” to be directed by actor-stuntman-helmer Nash Edgerton.
Theron is producing with Annapurna Pictures through her Denver & Delilah company. The logline is under wraps.
Annapurna will be selling rights at the Cannes Film Festival, which will also see the rebranding of Panorama Media as Annapurna International. Annapurna founder and principal Megan Ellison made the announcement along with international sales chief Kim Fox.
Annapurna is also handling international rights at Cannes to John Krasinski’s “The Hollars,” which stars Krasinski, Anna Kendrick, Richard Jenkins and Margo Martindale.
“With Annapurna Pictures, Megan has built a brand that is recognized for its involvement with quality projects and filmmakers,” said Fox. “With the new title of Annapurna International, I am excited to expand that brand globally with our amazing team.”
The move comes four months after Marc Butan exited Panorama Media and joined Sierra/Affinity as its co-president with Marc Schaberg. At that point, Panorama announced it would reduce its involvement in financing and production while continuing as the international sales agent on select projects from Annapurna Pictures as well as select third-party titles.
Q. Were you surprised, Charlize, at how easily you fit into the world of this film that Seth directed, co-wrote and co-starred in?
SETH MACFARLANE I think that’s more due to Charlize’s versatility. For me, as a relatively inexperienced actor, I could not have had a better partner, who found the Goldilocks zone for both of us.
CHARLIZE THERON Don’t you ever call me Goldilocks again.
Charlize, are you a fan of Seth’s style of humor?
THERON Yeah, I’m a huge “Family Guy” fan.
MACFARLANE God, who says that anymore?
Seth, which of Charlize’s films suggested she was a great comic actress? “Monster”? “The Cider House Rules”?
THERON He was looking at “Reindeer Games,” O.K.?
MACFARLANE All of my research came from “The Astronaut’s Wife.” It was the same process I used for “Ted”: It was important that this be somebody who was able to bring a sincerity to the character, and the jokes carry themselves if you have that.
This is a period comedy set in the Wild West, and Charlize, you’re a female gunslinger?
THERON She married into that world at a young age and got stuck in a life that really wasn’t her own. Through circumstances, she finds herself outside of that life for a split second and gets to really see the potential of something different and better, and tries to go after that.
And Seth, your character is a coward who needs Charlize’s help?
MACFARLANE That wasn’t much of a stretch for me. I won’t even get on the freeway without my navigator. There was a parallel between my personal experience on the movie, for my virgin effort at being on camera, and the story itself. As we went along, Charlize was the one person I could quietly turn to, and say, “Hey, did that seem good to you, or was it too James Brolin?” I don’t know why I just said that. He’s never done anything to me. Sorry, James Brolin, I think you’re great.
Charlize, did you feel you were doing Seth a favor by shoring up his untested acting skills?
THERON God, no. When I read this [the script], I washed my hair and got ready for the meeting. And back then I didn’t have any hair, but I still washed it.
MACFARLANE I said, “I’m very sorry, Mr. Diesel, I’m supposed to be meeting with Charlize Theron.”
What did you learn about each other from this film?
MACFARLANE Third nipple?
THERON I’d gone through like a two-year period where I wasn’t really enjoying making movies anymore. And this movie really just shook me and made me realize how much I love it. I owe a lot of that to Seth.
Even after he included you in his opening number at the Oscars?
THERON Don’t talk [trash] about him, O.K.? [l
Source: NY Times
Charlize Theron’s Denver and Delilah has optioned the best-selling Susannah Cahalan book Brain On Fire: My Month Of Madness, a memoir that follows a young woman’s terrifying descent into insanity. Dakota Fanning is attached to star as Cahalan. Theron will produce with her D&D partners Beth Kono and AJ Dix.
brainThe company just wrapped Dark Places, an adaptation of the novel by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn. Theron stars in that film, but Brain on Fire is an example of the production company bolstering its slate. Theron and Fanning have a connection: For many years, both were managed by the late J.J. Harris.
Fanning next will be seen in Cinedigm’s Night Moves, and this fall she will be seen in The Last of Robin Hood and Franny. She is in production on Gerardo Naranjo’s untitled 1980s-set punk rock pic.
Theron and Cahalan are repped by WME. Fanning is repped by CAA.
SEAN Penn is a good boyfriend!
The actor has apparently surprised girlfriend Charlize Theron’s mom Gerda with a $50,000 piece of jewelry.
Sources say the actress’s doting mother was delighted to receive a stunning three-carat diamond necklace.
The couple were shopping for watches in Beverly Hills when the blight caught Charlize’s eye and she casually mentioned that her mother “would love it”.
Two days later, sources say, Sean went back and bought the gift. What a guy!
Source: Showbiz Spy