Netflix has officially secured the rights to a film adaptation of the comic, The Old Guard. Charlize Theron and KiKi Layne will star.
Netflix has done the world a favor and found the next ass-kicking action role for Charlize Theron to play.
The streamer has picked up the film rights to The Old Guard, an action comic from Greg Rucka and illustrator Leandro Fernández, per a report from Deadline. Theron will star in the project alongside KiKi Layne (If Beale Street Could Talk).
Rucka will write the script for the film and Gina Prince-Bythewood (Cloak and Dagger) will direct.
The Old Guard is an Eisner award-winning series from Image Comics. It tells the story of a group of ancient soldiers who have become immortal without explanation. The team, led by Andromache of Scythia a.k.a. Andy (Theron's likely role), operate as mercenaries for those who can afford their services.