Monday, September 24, 2018

Halle Berry Teams With Lena Waithe To EP 'Boomerang' Series

DEADLINE: Over 26 years after she had her breakthrough big screen appearance in Boomerang, Halle Berry is now going to put some serious spin on BET’s small screen sequel of sorts, and Lena Waithe is joining her.

The Oscar winner and the Emmy winner will be executive producers on the 10-episode half-hour BET Networks and Paramount Television produced series, which is set to drop next year.

“I’m thrilled to team up with Lena on this project as she is without a doubt a leading voice of her generation and a trail blazer in her own right,” soon-to-be Bruised director Berry said in a statement Monday. “I’m truly excited to be a part of bringing this iconic and beloved film to the small screen.”

“This is less of a reboot and more of a continuation of the original story,” added Waithe. “There’s no point in trying to remake a classic,” she noted of the Reginald Hudlin directed film based on a story of commitment phobia by star Eddie Murphy. “It can’t be done. So we want to create something fresh that speaks to a new generation. We hope people will come to the show with an open mind and ready to embrace the new world we’ve created!”

Focusing on the modern-day offspring of Berry and Murphy’s characters and that of the role now Riverdale recurrer Robin Givens played in the 1992 flick, the opener for Boomerang 2.0 will be co-written by The Chi creator Waithe and Ben Cory Jones. Having produced the Netflix pic Step Sisters with Waithe, Underground and Insecure scribe Jones will be the showrunner and an EP on the new Boomerang, which was first announced earlier this year.

Chi vet Dime Davis is set to direct the pilot for BET’s Boomerang, with Rishi Rajani of Waithe’s Hillman Grad Productions also on board as an EP.

“Partnering an icon such as Halle with a disruptor like Lena is a perfect blend for the creation of a project that tells a classic tale in a relevant voice,” BET Networks president Scott Mills declared on this latest scripted endeavor by the Viacom owned outlet. “This partnership demonstrates BET’s commitment to the continued elevation of the brand, collective creativity and authentic storytelling.”

Berry is repped by WME and Management 360, Waithe, who inked a first look deal with Showtime in July, is represented by the uberagency too as well as The Mission Entertainment.

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.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Halle Berry Previews 'John Wick 3' Character Sofia

Halle Berry is currently filming her role in the third installment of 'John Wick' and the actress delivered the first glimpse of her character Sofia, who is described as "a woman on a mission". In the image, she is accompanied by two canines, but it currently unknown whether is a friend or foe of Mr. Wick, who was left with a $14 million bound on his head.

'John Wick 3: Parabellum' is currently scheduled to hit theaters on May 17, 2019.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Halle Berry Boards 'John Wick' Franchise In Mystery Role

The rumors are true! Halle Berry has been cast in third and likely final installment of the Keanu Reeves-led franchise 'John Wick 3: Parabellum', which has already started filming and is scheduled for release on May 17, 2019. Read details beneath:

The Hollywood Reporter: Halle Berry has signed on to star opposite Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 3, the latest installment in Liongate’s action series.

Director Chad Stahelski, who oversaw the mayhem in the first two movies, will be back behind the camera for Chapter 3.

The story picks up after the events of Chapter 2, which finds Wick, a former assassin who tried and failed to live the quiet life, with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is "excommunicado," but the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.

Berry’s character details are being kept secret, but sources say she will not be the film’s villain.

Derek Kolstad, the writing team of Chris Collins and Marc Abrams, and Shay Hatten penned the script. Thunder Road Pictures’ Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee are producing in association with 87Eleven Productions.

Berry, repped by WME and Management 360, last co-starred in the comic-book action pic Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

The actress on Monday shared an Instagram post confirming her stay in the Continental Hotel, the film's hotel for assassins. "It's a date. 5.17.19," Berry said in reference to John Wick: Chapter 3's release date.

It's a date. 5.17.19

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

'Kings', Starring Halle Berry and Daniel Craig, Is In Theaters

'Kings', the Los Angeles riots-inspired film starring Academy Award winner Halle Berry and Daniel Craig, races into limited released today courtesy of The Orchard.


Halle Berry Circling 'Jagged Edge' Remake At Sony Pictures

'Jagged Edge', the 1985 thriller starring Glenn Close and Jeff Bridges, is getting a remake courtesy of Sony Pictures and according to Deadline, Halle Berry is at the center of the new film, which is a priority and is currently looking for a writer. Read the report below:

Halle Berry At Center Of ‘Jagged Edge’ Remake At Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures is in the early stages of mounting a remake of the 1985 thriller Jagged Edge, as a star vehicle for Halle Berry. The effort is being led by Steven Bersch, the Sony Worldwide Acquisitions Group head who took over the genre arm Screen Gems. This one could very well be a standard Sony release, but they’re still working that out. The project is a priority and the studio has begun the search for the right writer to draft the new version.

Matti Leshem and Doug Belgrad will produce it.

Scott Strauss will oversee for the studio.

Directed by Richard Marquand from a Joe Eszterhas script, the original starred Glenn Close, Jeff Bridges and Robert Loggia, latter of whom got an Oscar nomination. In the original, a San Francisco heiress is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her dashing newspaper publisher husband Jack is accused of committing the gruesome crime. He hires lawyer Teddy Barnes to defend him, and their chemistry spills into an affair. Even though the lawyer is falling in love, can’t shake the feeling that something isn’t quite right with the case, with the killer sending anonymous notes pecked out on an old typewriter. Is Jack the key to a happy future for the lawyer if she can get him acquitted in a courtroom, or is he a sociopath? The original was released when sexually charged whodunits were the rage. With TV minting money relaunching classic series like Roseanne, refashioning 80s concepts for price-minded updates seems a clever idea.

Weimaraner Republic Pictures’ Leshem has had success in female-driven thrillers, and Belgrad as an exec supervised the sleeper shark hit The Shallows, which made for an easy team up on this.

Berry was last seen in Kingsman: Golden Circle and Kidnap, and starred in the X-Men franchise and won her Oscar for Monster’s Ball. She’s repped by Mamagement 360 and WME.

Halle Berry Honored At The Matrix Awards In New York

Showing off her toned legs in tuxedo dress, actress Halle Berry attended the 2018 Matrix Awards in New York City on Monday (April 23rd).

The 'Kings' actress was honored at the industry event, which is held by the New York Women in Communications non-profit, a networking organization for women.

The event was hosted by Savannah Guthrie of 'The Today Show', and Berry was one of seven women honored. Big props to the actress for all of her amazing charity work!

(Photos Courtesy of Daily Mail)

Thursday, February 22, 2018

'Kings': Halle Berry's L.A. Riots Drama Releases Official Trailer

Travel back to 1992 on April 27th!!! The Orchard has released the official poster and trailer for the Halle Berry and Daniel Craig-starring L.A. Riots drama 'Kings', which follows a foster family in South Central Los Angeles before and after the city erupts in violence following the verdict of the Rodney King trial. Peep the poster above and the trailer below:

Halle Berry Switches To WME From CAA

Likely in an effort to get better roles, Halle Berry has left CAA and signed to William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME) for representation in all areas.

DEADLINE: WME has signed to represent Oscar winner Halle Berry in all areas.

She recently starred in Kingsman: The Golden Circle and the thriller Kidnap and is expected to reprise in another installment of Kingsman that director Matthew Vaughn wants to make, after the most recent pic grossed $400 million worldwide. That would mark Berry’s first franchise since she played Storm in four X-Men movies. Berry won her Oscar for Monster’s Ball. She continues to be managed by Suzan Bymel at Management 360.

The award-winning actress will next be seen in 'Kings', which arrives in theaters on April 27th.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Halle Berry Speaks Out After Ex-Manager Is Accused Of Sexual Misconduct By 9 Minority Women

In a newly-published Washington Post article, Vincent Cirrincione, the ex-manager of Halle Berry, is accused of sexual misconduct by 9 minority women.

The women accuse the manager of using the stardom that he helped Berry and Taraji P. Henson create to lure these women into unwanted sexual relationships and acts. Berry responded saying that she was "livid" that he used her name to cause harm and that she ended her business relationship with him over three years ago when she learned of one misconduct allegation against him. Now, there are nine. See her responses beneath:

"Over three years ago, a woman was on the radio saying that Halle Berry’s manager was her worst casting couch experience ever. That news literally stopped me in my tracks. I immediately confronted Vince about it, and he denied it completely. But even with his denial, something didn’t feel right in my spirit, and with the possibility that it could be true, I immediately ended our over-25-year relationship."

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Saturday, February 3, 2018

Halle Berry Attends 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards

2x-Screen Actors Guild winner Halle Berry attended the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, January 21st, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, where she was on hand to announce the winner for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - an award she won for 'Monster's Ball' in 2002.

The beautiful actress made a lot of best-dressed list in her Pamella Roland gown.

(Photos Courtesy of Daily Mail)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Halle Berry Attends 2018 NAACP Image Awards

Looking as stunning and as youthful as ever, actress Halle Berry, who was nominated for Outstanding Actress for 'Kidnap', attended the 49th NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California.

Though Berry lost the trophy to Octavia Spencer, her see-through Reem Acra ensemble, which she paired with black stud earrings, surely landed her on the best dressed list.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Halle Berry To Appear At 2018 NAACP Image Awards & Present At 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards

Halle Berry will be present at the 2018 NAACP Image Awards on Martin Luther King Day (January 15th) and the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, January 21st.

A six-time Image winner and two-time SAG winner, Berry will be a presenter at both and is nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for 'Kidnap' at the former.

Halle Berry Attends 2018 Golden Globe Awards

Golden Globe winner Halle Berry attended the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 7th, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, where she was on hand to announce Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy nominee 'Get Out'.

The age-defying star looked amazing in a short black lace dress by Zuhair Murad, which she paired with black strappy heels and that mesmerizing body of hers.

(Photos Courtesy of Daily Mail)