updated 10/30/2009 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 10/30/2009 AT 10:30 AM ET
Charlize Theron is developing a taste for post-apocalytic movie roles.
The Oscar-winning actress, 34, has signed on to star in Mad Max: Fury Road, the fourth installment of the futuristic Mad Max series, Variety reports. Shooting will begin next August in Australia.
This follows Theron’s starring role in The Road, an adventure film opening next month based on the Cormac McCarthy novel set in a similar dusty dystopia. Theron won the Academy Award for Best Actress for 2003’s Monster.