According to Variety, Charlize Theron and David Fincher are coming together to executive produce the drama series Mind Hunter for HBO and Fox 21.

Fox 21 optioned the book "Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit," that was written John Douglas and Mark Olshaker. The book examines Douglas' experiences as an "FBI investigator of serial killers and rapists, and the profiling techniques he developed."

Scott Buck, an executive producer on Showtime's Dexter, will be writing the pilot.

Theron will be producing through her Denver and Delilah shingle, which she runs with Beth Kono and J.J. Harris. Producer Jennifer Orme Erwin passed along the book to Theron, who then set the project up at Fox 21. Mind Hunter will be Fox 21's first project with HBO.