Basinger Is Burning Up

Kim Basinger has signed on to star alongside Charlize Theron in “Babel” scribe Guillermo Arriaga’s directorial debut, “The Burning Plain,” for 2929 Prods. reports Variety.

The story weaves together two storylines taking place in the past and present. Basinger will play Gina, the mother of Charlize Theron’s character as seen in childhood.

Theron will play Sylvia, who tries to find common ground with her parents after a turbulent childhood. Both narratives eventually converge. Drama begins shooting in early November in New Mexico.