Hitting The Road: Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron

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Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen and Academy Award winner Charlize Theron have signed on for a movie version of the 2006 novel The Road.

The tome, by No Country for Old Men writer Cormac McCarthy, revolves around a man (Mortensen) who embarks on a nightmarish road trip after a nuclear explosion in an attempt to transport his son to safety while fending off hungry cannibals.

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Reportedly, Theron will play the wife of Mortensen's character, appearing mostly in flashback scenes. The actress, who won multiple awards for her role in Monster, agreed to play such a small role because she was a huge fan of the book.

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