There is a reason why Charlize Theron is not filling her 2010 calendar as much as previous years. The "Monster" actress is trying her hand on developing a crime series for HBO and Fox 21 which will be titled "Mind Hunter". She is accompanied in the production panel by director David Fincher.
"Mind Hunter" is based on John Douglas and Mark Olshaker's book "Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit" and will follow an investigation about serial killers. Douglas worked as FBI's top investigator of serial killers and rapist and the book recounts his profiling techniques. Adapting from the book for the pilot's script is Scott Buck who has written for "Six Feet Under" and "Dexter" episodes.
Under her Denver and Delilah banner, Theron teams up also with producer Jennifer Orme Erwin who brought the book into her attention first. Theron, Finch, Erwin and Buck are sitting as the executive producers in this project.
Since "Mind Hunter" is still in its scripting project, there is no target release date yet.