Charlize Theron is in talks to produce a biopic of war correspondent Marie Colvin.

The actress is in talks with Basil Iwanyk’s company to produce a project on Marie Colvin, who died in Syria this year.

Charlize Theron and producer Basil Iwanyk are teaming up for a film about the life of recently killed war journalist Marie Colvin.

Iwanyk and Thunder Road’s Peter Lawson have optioned the Vanity Fair article “Marie Colvin’s Private War,” with Theron and her Denver and Delilah Films partners Beth Konoand AJ Dix in talks to join Iwanyk as producers. The project is being eyed as a possible acting vehicle for Theron, though she has not committed to star.

A search for a writer to adapt the piece written by Marie Brenner is underway. (Brenner also wrote the article that became the 1999 Michael Mann movie The Insider.)

Colvin died in February while covering the civil war in Syria. She was a well-known American war correspondent who wrote for the British paper The Sunday Times, covering wars and conflicts from Kosovo and Chechnya to East Timor and Sri Lanka — where she lost an eye.

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