Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron is set to star in Mad Max: Fury Road — the fourth film in the postapocalyptic franchise.

According to Variety, George Miller (Happy Feet, Babe) will be producing and directing, and Theron will star opposite British actor Tom Hardy. Filming begins next August in Australia.

Watch the trailer for the original Mad Max

Details of the film are being kept under wraps. No word yet if Mel Gibson, whose role in the original Mad Max launched his career, will cameo in the new film.

Theron can be seen next in the upcoming The Road co-starring Viggo Mortensen.