Wednesday, November 16, 2016

'Kings' Update: New Details Emerge About Halle Berry Drama

Little has been released about Halle Berry's next project, 'Kings', a drama set against a backdrop of rising tensions in Los Angeles during the Rodney King trial in 1992 that will serve as the English-language debut from 'Mustang' director Deniz Gamze Erguven.

However, two little tidbits about the film were recently disclosed. Daniel Craig, who was rumored to be in talks for the project as her love interest, confirmed during an interview at the New Yorker Festival that he will play a small supporting role in the film and according to Backstage, the film will begin filming in mid-December and continue through February 2017 in Los Angeles with Heidi Levitt Casting handling additional casting.

Halle Berry Plans To Expand 'Scandale' Lingerie Line In 2017

Halle Berry is ready to expand!!! After launching Scandale by Halle Berry, an 80-year-old French brand that she acquired in 2014, in Target stores last year, the actress will relaunch the brand in January 2017 and has been meeting with numerous big-name department stores in an effort to reach more consumers.

In the caption for the teaser image (shown above), Berry wrote, "The big FIVE OH has taught me to be FEARLESS! I’m about to launch a lingerie line at 50. Here’s what I know for sure…it’s never too early or too late to do what EVER makes you happy."

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Relativity Pushes Halle Berry's 'Kidnap' To March 2017

Looks like Halle Berry's thriller 'Kidnap' will remain hostage just a little bit longer. Relativity Media has moved the film off of its planned December 2nd release date and now plans to release the film, directed by Luis Prieto, on March 10th, 2017.

According to Deadline, the financially-unstable company is also trying to shop the film around given the high testing scores for the film and its inability to raise P&A for the project.

Deadline: Relativity Media’s Halle Berry thriller Kidnap is now scheduled to be released on March 10, 2017. But Deadline also hears that the movie is being shopped around town to potential distributors. That news comes in the wake of Relativity today pulling Kidnap off its most recent December 2 release date.

Kidnap is directed by Luis Prieto and written by Knate Lee and follows a mother who is hellbent on rescuing her kidnapped son. We hear the test scores on the film have been quite high, in the realm of Berry’s The Call ($17.1 million opening, $51.9M domestic, $69M worldwide B.O.), particularly among African Americans. We understand Relativity was hoping to release the movie, but couldn’t get the P&A together for December 2. A trailer for Kidnap dropped in late August.

Relativity’s last two movies since it emerged from bankruptcy deep-sixed on the fall schedule: Masterminds ($17.4M) and The Disappointments Room ($2.4M), which earned a D CinemaScore.

Deadline reported last month that Relativity was desperately trying to refinance and could be approaching a Chapter 7 filing before the end of the year; also that Lionsgate was kicking the tires on the studio’s 40-title-plus library.

The absence of Kidnap on December 2 currently leaves the Blumhouse High Top horror title Incarnate standing as the sole wide release in the slow period that follows the Thanksgiving/Black Friday stretch. Should Kidnap not be snapped up by a new distributor and remain at Relativity, it will face off with Warner Bros/Legendary’s Kong: Skull Island on March 10.