Friday, April 11, 2014

Charlize Theron 'Will Be Directed By Boyfriend Sean Penn In Love Story Set In Africa'

Sean Penn has a habit of working with his lady loves.

He let first wife Madonna sing the main song Live To Tell for his 1986 film At Close Range and the acting icon co-starred with second wife Robin Wright in the 1998 drama Hurlyburly.

Now the 53-year-old star will hit a film set with his latest paramour, Charlize Theron. On Thursday Deadline reported the Oscar winner will direct the blonde beauty in the heart-wrenching love story, The Last Face.

The movie is 'readying to be shot in Africa' and the cast and crew will head there as soon as they get a green light from River Road and Bill Pohlad, the site reported.

The Young Adult star will play a doctor who does humanitarian relief work in Africa.

Things get tough for her when violence erupts from political conflicts in the country
Love flourishes, however, when she meets another doctor, played by Penelope Cruz's husband Javier Bardem. He is doing similar work in the area and they bond over their challenges.

'The story revolves around tough moral decisions that must be made during time of civil unrest,' wrote Deadline.

Also cast is Adele Exarchopoulos, from the hit film Blue Is The Warmest Color, who is expected to play a journalist.

This will be a trip home for Theron who grew up in Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa.

Filming a movie together in a foreign country marks a serious turn for the actors who have been romantically linked for several months.

The two heated up in late February when they displayed affection around awards season.

According to a report in Us Weekly, the couple were 'making out like crazy' and 'all over each other' at Madonna's post-Oscars bash held at her manager Guy Oseary's Los Angeles mansion.

A source told the publication: 'They were the talk of the party - even Madonna noticed!'
In late March it was reported Theron - who has a son - and Penn may want to adopt from Haiti.
A source said: 'Charlize was an only child and always wished for a brother or sister. It's important to her that Jackson have a brother or sister.'

Sean - who has daughter Dylan (aged 23), and son Hopper(aged 20), with his ex-wife Robin - is said to be particularly keen to adopt from Haiti, the island where he has done much charity work since it was hit by an earthquake in 2010.

The source told OK!: 'Sean is passionate about Haiti. So adopting form Haiti makes sense. They hope to adopt by the end of the year.'

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