Charlize Theron is your English-speaking Lady Vengeance

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Charlize Theron will headline a redo of “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance”, which “Departed” scribe William Monahan is penning, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Theron has been trying to get the film, a remake of the Park Chan-Wook 2005 South Korean classic, up for a number of years now. The “Prometheus” babe had only been attached as a producer until this point. Though no director is set, the addition of a writer to the project signifies it’s moving forward.

Theron will play a woman, sent to jail for a crime she didn’t commit, who carries out a wave of revenge on the culprits.

“This will be very American ­ and very unexpected,” said Monahan in a statement. “Park is a genius; it¹s the Everest of adaptations and I’ve got blood in my teeth to do it.”

Megan Ellison (“True Grit”, “Terminator 5″) has come aboard to finance.