By Lindsey Bahr
Updated March 07, 2014 at 12:00 PM EST

• Charlize Theron is set to produce and potentially star in Everything Nice, an adaptation of Ellen Shanman‘s novel about an ad exec who gets fired, moves back in with her widowed father, starts a flirtation with an old flame, and ends up teaching life skills to sixth-grade girls. One True Thing and Admission scribe Karen Croner is penning the script for Universal. [Deadline]

• Uma Thurman is in negotiations to join Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg in the comedy American Ultra for director Nima Nourizadeh. The film follows a stoner who gets targeted by a sinister government operation. Thurman will play one of said government workers out to destroy Eisenberg’s character in the Max Landis-penned script. [THR]

• Renee Zellweger (Bridget Jones’s Diary) is in talks to join Daniel Craig in the indie courtroom thriller The Whole Truth. Courtney Hunt (Frozen River) is set to direct, but plot details are being kept under wraps. [THR]

British actor Osy Ikhile has signed on to join Nicholas Hoult in the dark comedy Kill Your Friends. Ikhile can be seen next in Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea alongside Chris Hemsworth and Ben Whishaw. [The Wrap]