Attention fans of the "Mad Max" franchise and Charlize Theron: It seems Theron's recent prediction that shooting would soon begin on the long-delayed Mad Max: Fury Road has become reality. How do we know? Theron was recently photographed sporting her character Furiosa's signature 'do: a shaved head.
Theron's rep confirmed to People magazine that the motivation behind her newly shorn locks was, indeed, work-related. Although the "Snow White and the Huntsman" star is wearing a gray fedora in recently snapped photos, you can see the seriously shortened hair underneath as she carries her adopted son, Jackson.
When we caught up with Theron during her promotional tour for "Huntsman," she said "Fury Road" was slated to resume production June 2.
"You want some inside scoop? Start date: June 2," Theron told us, following up the news by knocking on wood. "We've had a lot of time to talk about it and we had some rehearsal time when we were going to [shoot the movie]," she said. "I think it's been good. I think you have to find the positive about something like this, waiting that long to do a film."
Theron also seemed equally enthusiastic about the drastic change in hairstyle required for the role.
"It's been three years: It's time to skin this cat already!" Theron said last month during a roundtable interview. "I'm very excited about it."
"Fury Road" is the long-awaited reboot of the franchise that launched the careers of Mel Gibson and director George Miller, who is onboard to helm "Fury Road" and has already planned two other films with new stars Tom Hardy, Theron and Nicholaus Hoult, should this first film finally get off the ground and have a successful theatrical run when and if it's released.
"We started with ['Fury Road'], but we then started to do a second story and a third," Miller said. "We've written the script for the second and almost finished the third. We never intended to, they were part of the exploration of the characters."
The "Happy Feet" and "Witches of Eastwick" director wants the story to be "much more close to the human story of the man as opposed to something which is going to be a shocking movie without any substance," Hardy has said of "Fury Road."