Charlize Theron is a Young Adult

August 3rd, 2010

Charlize Theron is to star in 'Young Adults'.

The 'Monster' actress has reportedly agreed to take on the lead role in screenwriter Diablo Cody's forthcoming black comedy, which follows a divorced author who, after years working as a ghost writer, feels she has lost her own identity.

The disillusioned writer decides to head back to her home town in a bid to rekindle her romance with her childhood sweetheart - only to find he is less-than-pleased to see her after recently marrying and having a child.

According to Deadline, no one else has yet been cast in the movie but 'Juno' filmmaker Jason Reitman, is set to direct.

Diablo is to produce the project, along with Mason Novick, Lianne Halfon and Russell Smith. John Malkovich is to serve as executive producer.

Shooting is scheduled to begin in November and the film is scheduled for release in 2013.