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Charlize Theron, Niki Caro unite for Netflix surfing film

Charlize Theron is developing and producing a new surfing movie for Netflix. File Photo by Chris Chew/UPI
Charlize Theron is developing and producing a new surfing movie for Netflix. File Photo by Chris Chew/UPI | License Photo

May 25 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning Monster actress Charlize Theron and Mulan director Niki Caro are working together on a female surfing movie for Netflix.

Theron is producing the project and Caro is onboard to helm it.

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The film is inspired by the New York Times Magazine article, "The Fight For Gender Equality in One of the Most Dangerous Sports on Earth," by Daniel Duane, as well as the real-life experiences of competitors Bianca Valenti, Andrea Moller, Paige Alms and Keala Kennelly.

The Prince of Tides and Seven Years in Tibet scribe Becky Johnston is penning the screenplay.

Theron's film credits also include The Italian Job, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Fate of the Furious, Atomic Blonde and Bombshell.

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