Thursday, April 27, 2023

Halle Highlights: Halle Berry Covers May 2007 Issue of 'Ebony'

Halle Highlights, a feature here at Ultimate Halle Berry, continues to showcase some of the standout moments (interviews, awards, magazine covers, etc.) from Academy Award winner Halle Berry's multi-decade career.

Back in May 2007, Berry covered Ebony magazine's Power 150 issue, where she talked about her utilizing her power, her latest projects at the time ('Perfect Stranger', 'Things We Lost in the Fire', etc.) and her desire to have a baby. Read the full article below:

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Halle Berry's 'Mother Land' Is Now Titled 'Never Let Go'; Filming Underway and Additional Cast Announced

Oscar winner Halle Berry is now filming her upcoming horror thriller 'Never Let Go', formerly entitled 'Mother Land', with director Alexandre Aja and additional casting details have been released about who will tackle the roles of her twin sons. More details below:

DEADLINE: Percy Daggs IV (The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey) and Anthony B. Jenkins (Florida Man) have been set to join Halle Berry in Lionsgate‘s thriller Never Let Go (fka Mother Land) from 21 Laps.

The film currently in production follows a mother (Berry) and her fraternal twin sons (Daggs and Jenkins) who have been tormented by an evil spirit for years and are convinced to never let go of their family’s protective bond. But when one of the boys questions if the evil is real, their connection is severed, triggering a terrifying fight for survival.

Alexandre Aja (Crawl) is directing from a script by Kevin Coughlin & Ryan Grassby. The film will be produced by 21 Laps’ Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen and Dan Levine, who have delivered such hits as Arrival, Free Guy and Stranger Things, as well as Aja. Exec producers are Berry, Holly Jeter and 21 Laps’ Emily Morris. Chelsea Kujawa and Scott O’Brien are overseeing the project for Lionsgate. And deals were negotiated for the studio by Robert Melnik.

Halle Berry & Angelia Jolie Face Off In 'Maude v Maude'; Warner Bros. Nabs Rights To Action Thriller

Oscar winners Halle Berry and Angelina Jolie will share the screen for the first time in the upcoming action thriller 'Maude v Maude', which sparked a bidding war amongst multiple studios with Warner Bros. securing the winning bid. More details below:

DEADLINE: Following an intense multi-studio bidding war that went into the weekend, Warner Bros has landed the package Maude v Maude, with Oscar winners Angelina Jolie and Halle Berry attached to star.

Roseanne Liang is on board to direct from Scott Mosier’s script. Berry and Jolie will produce along with Berry’s producing partner Holly Jeter via their banner HalleHolly, along with Jeff Kirschenbaum and Joe Roth who will produce through RK Films. Mosier and Liang will exec produce.

Exact details are being kept under wraps, but and insider describes the pic as a “Bond vs. Bourne” type of global action thriller with locations to be announced.

Halle Berry Stuns In White At 95th Academy Awards

Oscar winner Halle Berry attended the 95th Academy Awards on Sunday, March 12th, with her musician boyfriend Van Hunt in a stunning Tamara Ralph gown.

The actress was on hand to present the Best Actor and Best Actress trophies alongside last year's winner Jessica Chastain after Will Smith was banned from the ceremony.

Berry became emotional after Michelle Yeoh was announced as the winner. The moment was history-making given that Yeoh became the second woman of color to ever receive the Best Actress honor. The first was Berry, who won back in 2002 for 'Monster's Ball'.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Halle Berry To Lead Thriller ‘Mother Land’ For Lionsgate

As Halle Berry continues to film 'Our Man From Jersey' with Mark Wahlberg, the actress already has lined up one of her next gigs by signing on to star and executive produce the supernatural thriller 'Mother Land', for Lionsgate with Alexandre Aja on board to direct.

DEADLINE EXCLUSIVE: Oscar winner Halle Berry (Monster’s Ball) is set to star in thriller Mother Land for Arrival and Stranger Things outfit 21 Laps. Lionsgate will launch sales on the hot package at next week’s Cannes market.

Crawl, The Hills Have Eyes and Piranha 3D filmmaker Alexandre Aja is aboard to direct the feature, which will chart the story of a mother and her twin sons who have been tormented by an evil spirit for years. When one of the boys questions whether the evil is real, the family’s sacred bond is broken, and it becomes a fight for survival.

The film is expected to go into production next year, and international sales will launch this month in Cannes.

Producing for 21 Laps are Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen and Dan Levine. Genre specialist Aja will also produce. Berry and Holly Jeter will be executive producers. The script was written by Kevin Coughlin and Ryan Grassby.

Berry recently starred on John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum and also made her directorial debut on boxing pic Bruised. She is in post-production on Netflix movie The Mothership.

Lionsgate’s Production President Erin Westerman said: “We’re so thrilled to be working again with Halle and Alex. Halle is a force on screen – she’s the perfect person to convey the psychological terror of this mother trying to protect her family. And who better than Alex to ratchet up the tension. Powerhouse producers 21 Laps are going to deliver an elevated thriller that will keep audiences on the edge of their seat.”

Lionsgate’s Cannes market slate will also include the Dirty Dancing sequel (more on that here) and the Hunger Games prequel. Berry is repped by WME. Aja is represented by WME, Industry Entertainment, and Hansen, Jacobson et al.