Charlize Theron Signs on For "Mad Max 4"; Mel Gibson To Follow?

Friday, Oct 30, 2009  |  Updated 5:15 PM PDT
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Charlize Theron Signs on For "Mad Max 4"; Mel Gibson To Follow?

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Forget "Road" rage – Charlize Theron is getting "Mad."

Charlize will star in "Mad Max: Fury Road," the fourth installment in the Mel Gibson-famed '80s "Mad Max" franchise, according to Variety.

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However, no word yet if Mel will return to reprise his title character role.

But Charlize does have at least one leading man in place – Tom Hardy ("Black Hawk Down," "RocknRolla") has also joined the cast.

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Filming on the project is slated to begin in August 2010 in Australia.

George Miller – who directed all three previous "Mad Max" films – is back on board as writer/producer/director for the new chapter.

When asked if Mel would join the cast, Miller played coy.

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"It could be Mel, it could be anyone," he told reporters.

Charlize will next be seen in the post-apocalyptic drama "The Road," alongside Viggo Mortensen, which hits theaters Thanksgiving weekend.

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