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Charlize Theron and Kiki Layne to Star in The Old Guard

Netflix has bought the rights to Skydance Media‘s The Old Guard, starring Charlize Theron (Tully, Atomic Blonde) and KiKi Layne (If Beale Street Could Talk, Native Son).

Based on the comic book series created by author Greg Rucka and illustrator Leandro Fernández, The Old Guard tells the story of a small covert group of immortal mercenaries who must fight to keep their team together when they discover the existence of a new immortal and their extraordinary abilities are exposed.

Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball, Beyond the Lights) will direct from a script by Greg Rucka.

The producers are David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger for Skydance; Charlize Theron, Beth Kono and AJ Dix for Denver and Delilah; and Marc Evans. The executive producer is Stan Wlodkowski.

Prince-Bythewood’s credits also include The Secret Life of Bees, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, and Shots Fired.

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