Charlize Theron To Star In Film Version Of Buckley's Satirical 'Florence Of Arabia'

08/29/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Charlize Theron's Denver and Delilah Films has acquired screen rights to Christopher Buckley's satirical novel "Florence of Arabia." Theron will produce and develop the film as a star vehicle.

Pic will be written by Dean Craig.

"Florence of Arabia" is about a State Dept. employee (to be played by Theron) who, after watching her friend marry the prince of a Middle East country and subsequently get executed, fights for equal rights for the women of that country.

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