Charlize Theron has signed on to star in and produce the indie family drama, Ice at the Bottom of the World for Picturehouse and Theron's Denver & Delilah Films.

Alan Parker is returning from a five-year absence to direct the film about a Navy captain who returns home to the Chesapeake Bay to find his daughter a heroin addict and the single mother of a multi-racial child, says The Hollywood Reporter.

A late December 2007 release has been set for Ice at the Bottom of the World.