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Charlize Theron carves a twisty path to 'Dark Places'

Charlize Theron carves a twisty path to 'Dark Places'

A few months ago, Charlize Theron emerged as perhaps the fiercest character of the summer movie season and one of the most notable heroines in recent memory when she played the strong-willed Imperator Furiosa in "Mad Max: Fury Road." But on Aug. 7, Theron comes back in a rather different guise: as a haunted woman named Libby Day on a quest to solve brutal murders in the genre pic "Dark Places." Although based on a book by "Gone Girl" author Gillian Flynn, "Dark Places" is a rather differently scaled movie from "Mad Max," not least evidenced by it hitting a premium VOD window nearly two months before its theatrical release. ...

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