Actress Charlize Theron has been roped in to produce and star in the upcoming spy thriller ‘Need to Know’.

‘Need to Know’ is based on the upcoming novel of the same name by Karen Cleveland, who has worked as a CIA analyst, reports

The yet-to-be published book is about a wife and mother, who works as a CIA analyst and who discovers a threat to herself and her family while searching for a Russian sleeper cell in the US.

Theron will produce the project with Beth Kono and AJ Dix through their Denver & Delilah Films production company.

Theron’s upcoming films include ‘The Fate of the Furious’ and ‘The Coldest City’.