It seems that Theron was meeting with Redford during Sundance to discuss the feature, which Amy will direct from a script by Gretchen Somerfeld. Should this come to pass, Charlize is certainly a solid choice for the role. And, while I don't know if anyone could surpass Cate Blanchett's portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator, it will be really nice to see a biopic where Lamarr isn't a secondary character, and one where the starlet shows off her brains as well.
The Vienna-born Lamarr began starring in films as a teen, and made waves with the racy Ecstasy in 1933. However, she married an arms manufacturer soon after who got her out of the movie business, and into the world of military technology. But she escaped that life a few years later, had her US debut in Algiers a year later, and became one of Hollywood's classic actresses.