‘Dark Places’ enlists ‘Mad Men’ actress Christina Hendricks

Screen Shot 2013-08-21 at 2.25.54 PMThere are few women that could have given life to a character like Joan on Mad Men like Christina Hendricks and the actress will be seeking to bring that type of gravitas to her next role. Henrdricks has been cast in Dark Places alongside Charlize Theron, Chloe Moretz, Corey Stoll, Andrea Roth and Nicholas Hoult. The film is based on Gillian Flynn’s best seller and stars Theron as Libby Day, a woman whose family was murdered when she was a young girl. At the time she accused her brother (Stoll), even testifying against him in court, but 25 years later the facts suddenly don’t seem so clear. When she is approached by vigilante sleuths the Kill Club led by Lyle (Hoult), she’s forced to reevaluate her original version of events.

Hendricks will be playing the older Krissi Cates, a barely getting by stripper who has accused Ben of wrongdoings before and is harbouring a secret about what really happened to the Day clan.

The film is written and directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner and slated to arrive in theaters next September.