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Basinger 'to be Theron's mother'
Kim Basinger and Charlize Theron
Kim Basinger (left) is 21 years older than Charlize Theron
Oscar-winning actresses Kim Basinger and Charlize Theron are to play mother and daughter in a new film, according to an industry report.

The pair will star in The Burning Plain, Hollywood publication Variety has said.

Shooting on the directorial debut from Babel screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga will begin in Mexico early next month.

Theron won best actress for her role in Monster, while Basinger's supporting actress Oscar was for LA Confidential.

Common ground

Basinger, 53, will play Gina, who is seen through the childhood eyes of Theron's character, Sylvia.

As an adult, Gina tries to find common ground with her parents.

The film is scheduled to be released in 2009.

South African-born Theron, 32, was nominated for a best actress Academy Award in 2005 for her role in North Country.

Her most recent film, Battle In Seattle, was premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last month.

Basinger, who was recently embroiled in a high-profile custody fight with ex-husband Alec Baldwin over their daughter, was a Bond girl in 1983's Never Say Never Again.

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