Charlize Theron will star in indie drama “Ferris Wheel,” starring alongside Nick Stahl, AnnaSophia Robb, Woody Harrelson, Dennis Hopper and Deborra-Lee Furness. Theron’s production shingle Denver and Delilah will produce with Film Engine and Infinity Features. Bill Maher will make his feature directing debut on a script by Zac Stanford (“The Chumscrubber”). Shooting begins in Canada in November. Drama follows an 11-year-old girl’s struggle to come to terms with her mother’s abandonment.