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Charlize Theron to Star in William Monahan Adaptation of ‘Sympathy for Lady Vengeance’

Charlize Theron to Star in William Monahan Adaptation of 'Sympathy for Lady Vengeance'

Charlize Theron will star in an adaptation of the final chapter of Park Chan-wook’s revenge trilogy “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance,” it was announced Wednesday. William Monahan (the writer behind “The Departed” and “Body of Lies”) will direct, and Theron’s Denver & Delilah Films has partnered with CJ Entertainment and Annapurna Pictures to produce.

“Lady Vengeance” tells the story of an innocent woman who–for her own reasons–nevertheless completes a prison term, and emerges from incarceration ready to avenge the dead.

“This will be very American – and very unexpected,” the director said. “I’ve got blood in my teeth to do it.”

Monahan won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2007 for his work on Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed.” 

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Is Hollywood really that shameless? This remake nonsense has been getting out of hand lately. When is this going to stop? Don't get me wrong, remakes do have a place in cinema. They can be somewhat justified when you want to bring a fresh vision of a dated film/idea to a new generation. But this movie isn't even a fucking decade old yet. They have to be kidding with this. Can the original at least form a legacy of its own before Hollywood tries to exploit it for everything its worth? And to add insult to injury they have to take something that was totally culturally Asian and make it "very American". It just goes to show how little respect they have for the original.

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