Thursday, September 13, 2018

Halle Berry To Make Directorial Debut In MMA Drama 'Bruised'

DEADLINE: Oscar winner Halle Berry is making her directorial debut with Bruised, a mixed martial arts action drama in which she’s also starring. Berry, currently in production on John Wick 3 starring opposite Keanu Reeves, will reteam with John Wick producer Basil Iwanyk of Thunder Road Pictures, who is also producing Bruised along with Entertainment 360 and Linda Gottlieb.

Written by Michelle Rosenfarb, the plot follows Jackie “Justice,” a disgraced MMA fighter who has failed at the one thing she’s ever been good at – fighting. When 6-year-old Manny, the son she walked out on years ago, returns to her doorstep, Jackie has to conquer her own demons, face one of the fiercest rising stars of the MMA world, and ultimately fight to become the mother this kid deserves.

Berry will work with the team that does the fight choreography for the John Wick franchise.

Production starts next year in March, with Riverstone financing and Erica Lee serving as exec producer. The film is developed with the EIS company.

Berry made history as the first (and currently the only) black woman to win the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in 2001’s Monster’s Ball. It was recently announced that she’ll star in Sony’s remake of the 1985 thriller Jagged Edge.

She’s repped by Management 360 and WME.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

'Why Do Fools Fall In Love' Cast Toasts Film's 20th Anniversary

Exactly 20 years ago on August 28, 1998, 'Why Do Fools Fall In Love', a biopic about late singer Frankie Lymon starring Larenz Tate, Halle Berry, Vivica A. Fox and Lela Rochon, was released in theaters and today, the cast celebrated the film's monumental anniversary.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Monday, August 13, 2018

Halle Berry Discusses New Projects: 'John Wick 3', MMA Drama 'Bruised', 'Jagged Edge' Remake & Television Series

During her weekly Fitness Friday session, Halle Berry took questions along her trainer and instead of fitness, one question was about her upcoming projects.

The actress, who is still hard at work on 'John Wick 3', revealed that she will star in 'Bruised', a mixed marital arts action-drama that Blake Lively was previously attached to.

Berry will play Jackie, a single mother working two jobs and a disgraced MMA fighter who has been up against the ropes her entire life. When the authorities threaten to take her young son away from her, she must get back in the cage for one last chance to fight for redemption and give her son the life she always wanted.

Other projects in the works include the remake of 'Jagged Edge', a television series and some that she didn't discuss like the third 'Kingsman' film and its spinoff 'Statesmen'.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Halle Berry Hosts Imagine Cocktail Party For Jenesse Center

She has work with the center for nearly 18 years and last month, Halle Berry was given the tremendous honor of hosting the 2018 Imagine Cocktail Party for the Jenesse organization at the Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles, California.

(Photos Courtesy of Daily Mail)

The Jenesse Organization is a center whose mission is to give shelter and services to men, women, and children who are victims of domestic abuse and violence.

"One in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. This is why for 17 years, I have worked with Jenesse first hand to bring awareness to this life-or-death cause. I am proud of the achievements we have made to heal women, girls and families ravaged by violent homes and relationships,” the 51-year old said.