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Charlize Theron and director David Fincher are developing Mind Hunter, a new crime series for HBO about the investigation of serial killers, Variety reports.

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The show is based on John Douglas and Mark Olshaker's book Mind Hunters: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit, which details Douglas' experience as an FBI investigator of serial killers and rapists, and his profiling techniques.

Dexter executive producer Scott Buck will write the pilot. Theron and Fincher — no stranger to serial killer thrillers with Se7en and Zodiac under his belt — will executive-produce with Buck and Jennifer Orme Erwin.