Monday, October 18, 2021

Halle Berry Covers Women In Hollywood Issue Of 'Elle'

Trailblazer Halle Berry, who is still the only black Best Actress winner, is one of the nine stars featured on the November issue of Elle magazine, celebrating the honorees for this year's Women In Hollywood event, which will take place tomorrow (10/19).
When Halle Berry first read the script of her most recent film, Bruised—which she directs and stars in—she knew it wasn’t going to work for her. The Netflix movie, about a troubled mixed martial arts fighter who tries to get back into the sport when she regains custody of her son, was clearly written for an actress who could play an Irish Catholic woman in her early twenties. Berry was drawn to the intensely physical and emotional story, and identified with the motherhood subplot, but she recognized that the lead role would have to be reworked if a Black woman in her fifties was going to play her—even if it was a Black woman who has looked ageless for her entire career.

Another actress was considering the project, and Berry’s agent told her to wait to see if the film came to her instead. “I couldn’t stop thinking about it, and I became obsessed,” Berry says. When the other actress eventually passed, Berry was ready. “I was then able to make my pitch for how I could reimagine it for someone like me,” Berry says. She helped rework the screenplay, and after meeting with several potential directors, she realized that she might be the best person for that job, too. The resulting film is harrowing and deeply affecting, with Berry again doing what she does best: showing us a complicated Black woman in a way we haven’t seen before onscreen.

Bruised shows Berry doing what she does best: portraying a complicated Black woman in a new way. But this time around, she’s also behind the camera.

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'Bruised' Q&A: Halle Berry Talks Directorial Debut With Netflix

On the hees of the trailer for 'Bruised', Academy Award-winner Halle Berry sat down with Netfix Film to discuss what drew her to the role of Jackie Justice and her journey to directing.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

'Bruised' Trailer: Halle Berry Fights For Redemption

Netflix has unveiled the official trailer for 'Bruised', the first feature directed by Academy Award winner Halle Berry, which will be released in select theaters on November 17th and to the streamer on November 24th.

In the film, a disgraced MMA fighter (Berry) finds redemption in the cage and the courage to face her demons when the son she had given up as an infant unexpectedly reenters her life.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Halle Berry To Receive Career Achievement From Critics Choice

DEADLINE: Jennifer Hudson, Halle Berry, Barry Jenkins and Anthony Anderson are among this year’s honorees for the Critics Choice Association’s Celebration of Black Cinema & Television. Inaugurated in 2014, the annual event has honored standout achievements in Black filmmaking, and this year will be the first to incorporate excellence in television as well. It will take place on Monday, December 6, at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel and will feature 20 award categories.

Academy Award-winning actress Berry will receive the Career Achievement Award as a tribute to her extraordinary roles over the years, as well as her upcoming directorial debut Bruised, in which she also stars as the disgraced MMA fighter Jackie Justice. It opens November 17 in theaters and hits Netflix on November 24. Berry’s career has spanned three decades, including performances in Die Another Day, Jungle Fever, Losing Isaiah, Bulworth, Swordfish, John Wick and as legendary actress in Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, for which she won an Emmy. She is the first and only Black woman to win the Best Actress Oscar, for her performance in Monster’s Ball in 2002.

“Berry’s iconic performances throughout her career have showcased her brilliance as an actor and blazed the trail for Black performers who have come after her,” said Shawn Edwards, a CCA board member and executive producer of Celebration of Black Cinema & Television. “She has become the personification of excellence as she transitions from being in front of the camera to sitting in the director’s chair.”

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Halle Berry Stuns At Star-Studded Academy Museum Opening

Academy Award winner Halle Berry was among the guests who came to the Academy Museum opening-night gala, a celebration designed both to honor actress Sophia Loren and Ethiopian filmmaker Haile Gerima and to show off the long-in-the-works museum, which opens to the public in Los Angeles on September 30th.

The actress was joined by her musician beau Van Hunt for the special occasion.

Halle Berry's 'Bruised' To World Premiere At AFI Fest

AFI Fest: Today, the American Film Institute (AFI) announced that AFI FEST 2021 will include the World Premieres of Academy Award® winner Halle Berry’s directorial debut BRUISED from Netflix and Academy Award® winner Benjamin Cleary’s feature directorial debut SWAN SONG from Apple Original Films. Both World Premieres will screen in-person at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre on Saturday, November 13 and Friday, November 12, respectively.

BRUISED stars Berry as a washed-up MMA fighter who struggles for redemption as both an athlete and a mother. SWAN SONG stars two-time Oscar® winner Mahershala Ali as a man diagnosed with a terminal illness who is presented with an alternative solution by his doctor, portrayed by eight-time Oscar® nominee Glenn Close, to shield his family from grief. The film also stars Oscar® nominee Naomie Harris, BAFTA Award nominee Awkwafina and Adam Beach.

“Now more than ever it is important to lift up and shine a light on new voices and new stories that inspire empathy,” said Sarah Harris, Director of Programming at AFI Festivals. “Halle Berry and Benjamin Cleary are vital artists whose visions we are proud to celebrate at AFI FEST.”

The films join the previously announced titles which include Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner Lin-Manuel Miranda’s tick, tick…BOOM! and Reinaldo Marcus Green’s KING RICHARD starring Will Smith. AFI FEST 2021 takes place from November 10–14 in Los Angeles. Tickets and passes will be available soon on FEST.AFI.com.

ABOUT THE FILMS
Jackie Justice (Halle Berry) is a mixed martial arts fighter who leaves the sport in disgrace. Down on her luck and simmering with rage and regret years after her fight, she’s coaxed into a brutal underground fight by her manager and boyfriend Desi (Adan Canto) and grabs the attention of a fight league promoter (Shamier Anderson) who promises Jackie a life back in the octagon. But the road to redemption becomes unexpectedly personal when Manny (Danny Boyd, Jr.), the son she gave up as an infant, shows up at her doorstep.

The film marks the directorial debut of Academy Award® winner Halle Berry and also stars Adriane Lenox, Sheila Atim, Valentina Shevchenko and Stephen McKinley Henderson in a triumphant story of a fighter who reclaims her power, in and out of the ring, when everyone has counted her out. The film is helmed by Berry from an original screenplay written by Michelle Rosenfarb, and produced by Thunder Road Pictures, Entertainment 360 and Romulus Entertainment. BRUISED will air on Netflix on November 24.

SWAN SONG is set in the near future and told through the eyes of Cameron (two-time Academy Award® winner Mahershala Ali), a loving husband and father diagnosed with a terminal illness who is presented with an alternative solution by his doctor (eight-time Academy Award® nominee Glenn Close) to shield his family from grief. As Cam grapples with whether or not to alter his family’s fate, he learns more about life and love than he ever imagined. Academy Award® nominee Naomie Harris, BAFTA winner Awkwafina and Adam Beach also star in the ensemble cast. The film is helmed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Benjamin Cleary (STUTTERER), from an original screenplay written by Cleary and produced by Anonymous Content and Concordia Studio. Producers are Adam Shulman (DEFENDING JACOB) and Jacob Perlin (THE AMAZING JOHNATHAN DOCUMENTARY) on behalf of Anonymous Content; Jonathan King (STILLWATER, DARK WATERS) on behalf of Concordia Studio; Rebecca Bourke (WAVE); Mahershala Ali and Mimi Valdés (HIDDEN FIGURES) through Know Wonder. SWAN SONG will be released in select theaters and premiere globally on Apple TV+ on December 17.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Halle Berry Unveils 'Bruised' First Look At Netflix Tudum Event

Academy Award-winner Halle Berry was among the many stars at the Netflix Tudum Event, which premiered on the streamer's Youtube channel earlier today, and she unveiled a more intense first look at her directorial debut 'Bruised', which hits theaters on November 17th before hitting the streamer worldwide on November 24th. Watch the first look below:

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Halle Berry To Headline 'espnW: Women + Sports Summit'

The twelfth annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit presented by Toyota will showcase key figures in sports, business and entertainment, and will be headlined by Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry.

The yearly gathering will take place October 18-20 at The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif., and will once again include keynotes, work sessions, panels, presentations and activities focused on advancing women in sports. All programming from this year’s experience will also be live streamed across select espnW and ESPN digital and social platforms. The full agenda for this year’s event will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Summit will kick off with opening remarks from SportsCenter anchor and Summit host Sage Steele, and EVP, Commercial Marketing, Networks & ESPN and founder of espnW Laura Gentile. Immediately following will be a keynote conversation between Steele and Halle Berry, to discuss Berry’s much-anticipated new film “Bruised,” in which she makes her directorial debut and stars in the lead role. “Bruised,” which will debut on Netflix on November 24, stars Berry as Jackie Justice, a mixed martial arts fighter who leaves the sport in disgrace. Down on her luck and simmering with rage and regret years after her last fight, she’s coaxed into a brutal underground fight by her manager and boyfriend and grabs the attention of a fight league promoter who promises Jackie a life back in the Octagon. But the road to redemption becomes unexpectedly personal when the son she gave up as an infant shows up at her doorstep.

“Each year the Summit brings together intriguing executives and personalities for much-needed conversations at the intersection of women, sports, and culture. We are honored to welcome Halle as the opening keynote to discuss her inspired directorial debut with ‘Bruised.’ It’s the perfect conversation to kick off our event,” said Gentile, “and, we’re thrilled to safely return to an intimate, in-person experience, while continuing to livestream the Summit to our passionate women + sports community around the globe.”

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Halle Berry Talks 'Bruised' With 'The New York Times'

Halle Berry, in some form or another, has been fighting her whole life. Be it for coveted movie roles, on behalf of victims of domestic violence like herself, or against a perception that her physical beauty has insulated her from struggle, she has always seen herself as an underdog. And now, in her first film as a director, she has cast herself as one, too.

In “Bruised” (premiering theatrically Nov. 17 before moving to Netflix a week later), Berry stars as Jackie Justice, a humiliated mixed martial arts fighter desperate to stage a comeback. It is her most physically demanding role: Now 55, she had to train four to six hours a day to learn boxing, Muay Thai, judo and jujitsu, as well as brush up on the capoeira skills she used in “Catwoman.

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

'Moonfall' Teaser: Roland Emmerich's Epic Starring Halle Berry

In the year 2022, the moon will come to us. Watch the intenseteaser trailer for Roland Emmerich's space epic 'Moonfall', starring Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson and John Bradley, and is set to arrive in theaters on February 4, 2022 via Liongates.

'Entertainment Weekly': Halle Berry Fights Her Way Into The Director's Chair With 'Bruised'


Halle Berry is no stranger to going all out for her roles, but her latest role in 'Bruised' sees her visiting new territory as the film serves as her directorial debut.

In the September issue of Entertainment Weekly, the cover star opens up about fighting ageism in Hollywood, not being in love with her resume, continuing to fight after her historic win and pushing through injury. Read quotes for her beautiful shoot below:


On Ageism: "It used to be when you were 40 your career was done, and I mean really done," she says. "Or you had to wait until you were old enough to play a grandma, and then you could have another bite at the apple, right? I mean, I couldn't think that I'd be playing an MMA fighter at 54 years old. Yet I did, so it's got to be changing. I'm proof of that."


On Past Roles: "It's like, okay, that's a film I can't say I'm totally in love with, but this isn't a hobby. It's how I take care of my children. But I try to keep that sense of wonder and stay curious. Because being a Black woman, I haven't always had parts that I absolutely love.'"

On Her Fight Post-Oscar: "It was surprising," she acknowledges of her prospects post-Oscar, when the expected deluge of offers for prestige directors and projects never came. "Because I thought they were going to just back up the truck and drop them off at my house, right? When you have a historic win like that, you think, 'Oh, this is going to fundamentally change.' It did fundamentally change me, but it didn't change my place in the business overnight. I still had to go back to work. I still had to try to fight to make a way out of no way."

On Pushing Through Injury: With Wick, she recalls, "I told the director about it, they told the insurance. We had to shut down for months and it was a big ordeal. On this, because it was an independent movie, we didn't have a big budget. The director in me said, 'I didn't come this far and work this hard to go home.'"

Sunday, May 30, 2021

'Moonfall', Starring Halle Berry, Lands A Release Date

'Moonfall', the sci-fi epic directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Halle Berry, will be released on February 4, 2022, the distributor Lionsgate announced on Wednesday (May 26th). Read more details about the big-budget independent movie below:

Roland Emmerich’s ‘Moonfall’ Finally Lands A Release Date

Lionsgate said Wednesday that Roland Emmerich’s sci-fi pic Moonfall will be released on February 4. Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, John Bradley, Michael Peña, Charlie Plummer, Kelly Yu, Eme Ikwuakor, Carolina Bartczak and Donald Sutherland star in the big-canvas film, which at a reported budget of $140 million is the biggest-budget “independent” movie to shoot in years.

Lionsgate acquired North American rights in late 2019 after a high-profile sales launch at Cannes; Centropolis, AGC and CAA sold out on the project worldwide. Production was just getting underway in Canada when Covid hit, causing months of delays. The shoot eventually began in October in Montreal.

In Moonfall, a mysterious force knocks the moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision course with life as we know it. With mere weeks before impact and the world on the brink of annihilation, NASA executive and former astronaut Jo Fowler (Berry) is convinced she has the key to saving us all – but only one astronaut from her past, Brian Harper (Wilson), and conspiracy theorist K.C. Houseman (Bradley) believe her. The unlikely heroes will mount an impossible last-ditch mission into space only to find out that our moon is not what we think it is.

Emmerich directed and penned the script with Harald Kloser and Spenser Cohen. Emmerich and Kloser are producers.

With the scope of the pic from Emmerich — who was behind such epic-sized titles as Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, The Patriot and Midway — financing was critical. Partners along with North American distributor Lionsgate include Chinese outfit Huayi as main financier, AGC Studios and its international distribution partners, CAA Media Finance, East West Bank as agent, MUFG Union Bank and SPG3 Entertainment.

Moonfall becomes the first big movie to stake out the early-February date next year. Right now it is bookended the week before by Columbia’s Morbius and two weeks later by Sony’s Uncharted.

Halle Berry-Starrer 'The Mothership' Adds To Cast


With filming slated to kickoff next month in Boston, 'The Mothership', starring and executive produced by Halle Berry, has added Omari Hardwick, John Ortiz and Molly Parker to cast of the sci-fi adventure from MRC Film, Automatik and Netflix. Read more details below:

‘The Mothership’: Omari Hardwick, John Ortiz, Molly Parker Join Halle Berry In Netflix Sci-Fi Drama

Omari Hardwick, John Ortiz and Molly Parker have boarded The Mothership, a sci-fi adventure feature from MRC Film, Automatik and Netflix. Halle Berry previously was announced to star in and executive produce the film.

Oscar-nominated Bridge of Spies screenwriter Matt Charman is directing the film, which will mark his feature debut. Charman also penned the screenplay, which follows Sara Morse (Berry) one year after her husband mysteriously vanished from their rural farm. When she discovers a strange, extraterrestrial object underneath their home, Sara and her kids embark on a race to find their husband, father and, most important, the truth.

Fred Berger and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik are producing the project. Danny Stillman also serves as exec producer.

Hardwick is best known for starring in the hit Starz drama Power and currently can be seen in Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead. He’s repped by WME, SMAC Entertainment, and Sloane Offer. Ortiz, whose recent credits include Horse Girl, SXSW drama The Fallout and the Netflix series Messiah, is repped by Gersh and Principal Entertainment LA. Emmy nominee Parker toplines the Netflix series Lost in Space and can be seen in its drama pic Pieces of a Woman. She is repped by CAA and Circle of Confusion.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Halle Berry's Rē•spin & Sweaty Betty Link For New Collection

Halle Berry's Rē•spin continues to grow and after establishing partnerships with FitOn and Amazon Halo, the actress' lifestyle brand is now teaming up with Sweaty Betty for a limited-edition, 22-piece capsule collection. Read more ahead of its May 18th debut below:

Sweaty Betty Teams With Halle Berry’s Re-spin on Activewear Collection

Britain’s Sweaty Betty has co-created a debut collection of activewear with Halle Berry’s Re-spin lifestyle and wellness brand. The limited-edition, 22-piece capsule includes a mix of technical and lifestyle clothing inspired by boxing and Japanese jiu-jitsu.

The collection melds Sweaty Betty’s design and technology expertise with Berry’s personal style — and showcases some of the actress’ favorite ways to exercise.

The collaboration marks Sweaty Betty’s first major partnership with an American celebrity, and a foray into a new category for Re-spin, which Berry launched last year as a “destination for conversation, connection and discovery.”

The tie-up is also evidence that collaborations between likeminded brands, such as Gucci and Balenciaga, aren’t limited to the luxury sphere.

“Halle Berry is an inspiration,” said Sweaty Betty chief executive officer Julia Straus. “As a longtime customer, Halle has always put our product through its paces with her incredibly high-energy workouts that include everything from MMA [mixed martial arts] style exercises to strength training, jump roping and yoga.”

The new collection, added Straus, offers “a seamless combination of technical performance and feminine expressive style. It also reflects Halle’s experiences and personal taste — it’s modern, feminine and versatile.”

The collaboration will also expand Sweaty Betty’s merchandise and customer horizons, she added.

“A collaboration like this is true to our core — it delivers on technical performance, but also brings a studio-to-street lifestyle and fashion element that our customers crave,” said Straus.

“Beyond the product, it is an opportunity to work with an incredibly inspirational and talented partner like Halle to amplify our mission to empower women through fitness. We believe this collection will not only excite our large existing global customer base, but also introduce the brand to an even wider group of women who share the values Halle and Sweaty Betty promote.”

Berry said Sweaty Betty was the first brand that came to mind when she was thinking about a clothing partnership.

“They know how to make technical activewear that not only looks great, but also truly performs. I love their mission to inspire and empower women to live an active life, as well as the value they place in community — a mission we share.”

Earlier this year, Sweaty Betty launched an eponymous foundation aimed at empowering young women through fitness.

The foundation’s focus is on girls aged 10 to 18, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds who face barriers to being active. The foundation said it is working with schools and communities “to inspire, motivate and support generations of girls on their journey.”

It is the brainchild of Tamara Hill-Norton, who cofounded Sweaty Betty with her husband Simon Hill-Norton in London’s Notting Hill in 1998.

Berry said she’s worn Sweaty Betty’s Power Legging for years, “so it was an amazing experience to design my own version, named after one of my most iconic roles: Storm,” (from the “X-Men” franchise).

She said she worked closely with Sweaty Betty’s design team, entirely over Zoom, to make her clothing vision come to life. “I’m so proud of what we’ve created. It’s truly a reflection of my lifestyle and features pieces that can take you from studio to street — and beyond.”

The collection has been made from high-performance fabrics, and includes sculptural silhouettes with raw edges, straps and slit detailing in a neutral palette of black, shaded grays and cream.

Sweaty Betty took Berry’s fitness routine as inspiration, adding boxing patch motifs to several garments such as Leticia, a pair of shorts named for the role for which Berry won her Oscar in the 2001 film “Monster’s Ball.”

Sweaty Betty has also put a Berry-style spin on some of its own best-sellers, including the Zero Gravity Legging, which has been made in an ultra-lightweight, sweat-wicking fabric with a high waist and an adjustable internal drawstring.

The team has also created a “studio-to-street” black dress and an oversize lightweight parka, made using an eco-friendly water-resistant finish. Prices range from $78 to $298, in sizes XXS to XXL.

Jemma Cassidy, Sweaty Betty’s chief product officer, said “from concept to production, we were naturally aligned with Halle, and she was involved every step of the way.”

The capsule’s campaign imagery and video have been shot on Berry by some of her frequent collaborators, including photographer Cliff Watts, stylist Lindsay Flores, and videographer Mark Roe.

The collection will be sold starting May 18 on Sweatybetty.com and through retail partners worldwide, with the second drop arriving in October.

Asked about the possibility of forging similar partnerships in the future, Straus said Sweaty Betty doesn’t plan on doing collaborations for collaborations’ sake, “but will partner with brands where there is a natural synergy and where we can bring together our creative teams to delight, inspire and empower our customers, globally.”

She added that the project with Halle and Re-spin was “incredible. As women leading purpose driven brands, our teams came together seamlessly.”

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Halle Berry's Rē•spin Teams Up With Amazon Halo


Halle Berry's fitness and lifestyle brand rē•spin has teamed up for Amazon Halo to create an all-new series of content exclusively for Halo members.

These progams are designed to strengthen, nourish and awaken your body and soul, and can be found now on the Halo app. Take a look and get prepared to rē•spin your wellness.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Halle Berry & Angela Bassett Team Up For Apple Documentary

Ageless beauties Halle Berry and Angela Bassett are teaming up to produce a documentary about black leading ladies for Apple as one of two companion projects, 'Number One on the Call Sheet', while Jamie Foxx and Kevin Hart will produce one on black leading men.

Jamie Foxx, Halle Berry, Kevin Hart and More Team for Apple Documentary ‘Number One on the Call Sheet’

Apple Original Films has announced “Number One on the Call Sheet,” two companion documentary features that will celebrate Black achievement in Hollywood and explore what it takes for Black actors to be successful in the film industry.

Produced by Jamie Foxx, Kevin Hart, Datari Turner and Dan Cogan, “Number One on the Call Sheet” is executive produced by Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Reginald Hudlin and Bryan Smiley.

The documentary is separated into two parts, with the first film focusing on the groundbreaking work of Black women actors. “Number One on the Call Sheet: Black Leading Women in Hollywood” is executive produced by Bassett and Berry and directed by Shola Lynch.

The second film celebrates Black achievement in film and highlights the stories and experiences of Black male actors of the past who paved the way for today’s stars. “Number One on the Call Sheet: Black Leading Men in Hollywood” is directed by Reginald Hudlin.

Apple has yet to announce a release date for the project.

Halle Berry & Van Hunt Make Red Carpet Debut At 2021 Oscars


Debuting a new bob, Halle Berry attended the 93rd Academy Awards on Sunday, April 25th, with her musician boyfriend Van Hunt for their red carpet debut.

She presented the awards for Production Design and Cinematography, both to 'Mank'.

The actress, who will next be seen in her directorial debut 'Bruised', also has 'Moonfall' being released next year and will begin filming the sci-fi adventure 'The Mothership' in June.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Halle Berry Joins 'Flow' Campaign As Brand Ambassadors


Halle Berry, Shawn Mendes and The Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo are among the artists tapped for a new campaign with alkaline water brand, Flow.

Launched this week to coincide with April being Earth Month, the Flow Alkaline Spring Water spot features Mendes, Berry, Taboo, basketball star Russell Westbrook, DJ Hannah Bronfman and model Paloma Elsesser “standing together to take their commitment to health, wellness, and sustainability to the next level.”

Berry’s spot makes for an entertaining watch as she lists her many occupations (actor, Academy Award winner, director, entrepreneur, mother, etc.) but then brings it all back by reminding us that, “just like everyone else, I’m 60% water.”

Flow is sold at over 25,000 retailers and is teaming with retail partners like Target, Walmart, Whole Foods and more to create their spring and summer campaign, which will emphasize their mission toward wellness and health. With taglines like, “Beautiful inside and out,” and “Uplifting hydration,” it’s clear that Flow’s aim is to consciously enforce sustainability while keeping the mood inspirational and light.

Flow received additional assistance from Metier and Jackman while producing a significant portion of the content in-house. The ad spot was released digitally with additional support via billboards on April 1, just in time for Earth Month.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Halle Berry Joins Mark Wahlberg In 'Our Man From Jersey'


Netflix is expanding their relationship with Halle Berry. The streamer has cast the actress opposite Mark Wahlberg in 'Our Man from Jersey', which is desribed as "a blue collar James Bond" and was written by David Guggenheim. More details below:

Halle Berry To Co-Star With Mark Wahlberg In Netflix’s ‘Our Man From Jersey’

After landing rights to her directorial debut, Netflix is looking to get back into business with Halle Berry. The streamer has set her to star opposite Mark Wahlberg in the thriller Our Man From Jersey. David Guggenheim penned the script, with Wahlberg and his partner Stephen Levinson producing.

Plot details are being kept under wraps, but the film is described as a blue-collar James Bond. Insiders say the plan is to shoot the film early next year in London.

The Oscar-winning actress added the title of director to her extensive filmography when her directorial debut Bruised premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, earning rave reviews for how impressive her work was for a first-time director and for her performance that impressed the festival circuit, especially Netflix. The streamer would end up paying eight figures for the rights, one of the largest at the 2020 festival.

Besides Bruised, Berry was also recently seen in John Wick 3: Parabellum and has Roland Emmerich’s Moonfall bowing this year. She is repped by WME.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Halle Berry Boards 'The Mothership' For Netflix & MRC Film


Fresh off completing 'Moonfall' with Roland Emmerich, Halle Berry is reteaming with Netflix for 'The Mothership', a sci-fi adventure Oscar-nominated 'Bridge of Spies' screenwriter Matthew Charman, who will be directing the film for his feature directorial debut.

Berry will also executive produced the film with production slated to start in the spring.

DEADLINE: Oscar-winner Halle Berry has signed on to star in and executive produce The Mothership, from Netflix and MRC Film. Oscar-nominated Bridge of Spies screenwriter Matthew Charman wrote the script and will be directing the film for his feature directorial debut.

The sci-fi adventure follows Sara Morse (Berry) one year since her husband mysteriously vanished from their rural farm. When she discovers a strange, extraterrestrial object underneath their home, Sara and her kids embark on a race to find their husband, father, and most importantly – the truth.

Fred Berger and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones are producing the film under their Automatik banner. Danny Stillman will serve as an exec producer alongside Berry.

Netflix recently picked up the rights to Berry’s directorial debut film, Bruised, a mixed martial arts drama that premiered at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival. She also stars in Roland Emmerich’s upcoming, space drama Moonfall. Berry is repped by WME. Charman is repped CAA, Grandview, Independent Talent Group, and Hansen Jacobson.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Featured Film: 'Losing Isaiah' (February 2021)



This month, we highlight and recall the Halle Berry film 'Losing Isaiah', co-starring Oscar winner Jessica Lange and released on March 17, 1995. In the film, the biological and adoptive mothers of a young boy are involved in a bitter, controversial custody battle.

Visit our official Instagram page (@UltimateHalleBerry) for highlights throughout the month.