Actress Charlize Theron is happy that she got a chance to work with Australian director Nash Edgerton with “Gringo”, and says she has been a fan of his work since long.

Theron discovered Edgerton’s dark humor through his 2007 short film Spider.

“I was so impressed when I saw it I asked to meet him, just as a fan,” Theron said in a statement.

“We hit it off straight away and became friends. For a while now, we’ve been looking for something we could do together,” she added.

“Gringo” revolves around mild-mannered businessman Harold (David Oyelowo) who is assigned the task of delivering the formula of a new weed pill to a lab in Mexico and all the obstacles he faces.

The film, also starring Amanda Seyfried and Joel Edgerton, combines dark humor with dramatic intrigue. Theron will be seen essaying the role of a shrewd businesswoman Elaine Markinson.

It is being brought to India by PVR Pictures and will release on March 9.