April 10, 2007 07:01:41 GMT
Writer/director Joe Carnahan said to Cinematical that Charlize Theron is his early favorite to play Glenda Bledsoe in "White Jazz."
Still looking for appropriate actress to play the lead female in his project of "White Jazz", director Joe Carnahan has revealed in an interview held by Cinematical that he would like to see Charlize Theron take the role of Glenda Bledsoe in the movie.
"I'm a huge Charlize fan," he told the site. "I would love her for that. I was taunting her at an Oscar party that I was gonna come chasin' her, so I really like Charlize. But there are so many wonderful, amazing actresses that could blow that thing out of the water, that you never want to limit yourself ... but she would be, like, an early favorite."
In the same occasion, the Sacramento-born filmmaker also showed his interest to have Ray Liotta in the flick as well though he still makes no decision what part he would attach the actor to. Both men previously worked together in 2002's "Narc", which landed Carnahan a nomination for best director at the 2003 Independent Spirit Awards and Liotta that of best supporting actor.
Based on James Ellroy's novel of the same title, "Jazz" is the sequel of Curtis Hanson's 1997 work of "L.A. Confidential" and presents a story about the daily work of Lieutenant David "Dave" Klein plus his involvement with the dark side of the L.A.P.D. Carnahan has been quoted to start doing the preparation for the picture around late July-early August this year to begin production in November.