Charlize Theron's Denver and Delilah Films has picked up screen rights to Christopher Buckley's satirical novel Florence of Arabia, according to Variety. Theron is developing the feature as a star vehicle.

The film will be written by Dean Craig.

Florence of Arabia is about a State Dept. employee (to be played by Theron) who, after watching her friend marry the prince of a Middle East country and subsequently get executed, fights for equal rights for the women of that country.

Theron will produce through Denver and Delilah. The Johnson-Roessler Co. will be exec producer.

No production date has been set.

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