The Ice at the Bottom of the World: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar winner Charlize Theron is teaming with Boys Don't Cry helmer Kimberly Peirce on an adaptation of Mark Richard's novel "The Ice at the Bottom of the World."

At last month's Festival de Cannes, the actress confirmed that she and Peirce have been collaborating on the indie project which she said they are hoping to shoot sometime toward the fall of 2005.

First, Theron will topline the Karyn Kusama-directed Aeon Flux for Paramount Pictures and producer Gale Ann Hurd followed by the Niki Caro-directed Class Action for Warner Bros. Pictures.

She's also attached to star in and produce the graphic novel-based Jinx at Universal Pictures.