Yes, it's true: Christina Hendricks is going to play a stripper in her next movie. We can already hear Internet fanboys and fangirls salivating all across the world at this very prospect. According to Empire Online, the Mad Men star has just joined the cast of the highly anticipated film adaptation of Gillian Flynn's thriller novel Dark Places as a stripper named Krissi Cates.

Hendricks joins an already star-studded cast including Charlize Theron, Chloe Moretz, Corey Stoll, Rescue Me star Andrea Roth, and Nicholas Hoult. If you've never read the novel, the plot goes a little something like this: Theron plays Libby Day, a woman who accused her brother (Stoll) of killing their family when she was a little girl, even testifying in court against him. 25 years later, though, the clues don't seem as crystal-clear as they did back then, and she's forced to "reevaluate" her recollection of the events that transpired when she was younger.

Hendricks' character, Krissi, is described as a "down-on-her-luck" stripper who "has a history of accusing Stoll's character of misdeeds, and is harbouring a secret about what really happened to the Day clan." Very suspicious indeed. 

Dark Places is still in early development, so unfortunately it'll be a while before we see it in theaters: The film is currently shooting for a September 2014 release.

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[via Empire Online]