Charlize Theron is to play Lord Of The Rings star Viggo Mortensen's wife in the latest movie adaptation of cult writer CORMAC MCCARTHY's bestselling work. Studio bosses at Dimension Films have won the rights to turn the author's The Road into a new movie, following the success of MCCarthy's No Country For Old Men, which is among the favourites to land a Best Picture Oscar next month (Feb08). In the film, Oscar-winner Mortensen will play a struggling father fighting off cannibals following a nuclear explosion. Theron, who is said to be a huge fan of MCCarthy's book, will largely appear in flashback scenes, according to Daily Variety.