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Cannes 2012: Halle Berry Thriller "The Hive" Being Shopped At The Marché; June Start Date Planned

by Tambay A. Obenson
May 16, 2012 8:13 PM
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Film sales company Sierra/Affinity has come onboard to rep Brad Anderson's (Vanishing On 7th StreetThe Machinist) Halle Berry thriller The Hive, and is currently in Cannes shopping the project (and a few others) around to international buyers.

Rich D'Ovidio (13 GhostsExit Wounds) penned the script, which is based on an original story by Rich, Nicole D'OvidioJon Bokencamp

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions previously acquired domestic distribution rights to the film, so it looks like this baby is a go, with production now scheduled to begin in late June in Los Angeles. 

What's it about?

Set against the backdrop of a 911 call center, this fast-paced suspense pic will find Berry playing a 911 emergency operator who must face her own fears in order to save a teenage girl from a disturbed killer.

"I'm thrilled to be working with Halle on this... It's a formidable role for an equally formidable actress," said director Anderson.

Several "top actresses" reportedly pursued the project, and Berry eventually committed to it after some scheduling conflicts were resolved.

I've dug most of Brad Anderson's work - mostly dark thrillers (Next Stop Wonderland, his debut feature aside), usually leaning towards restrained psychological thrillers. But he's more than capable, and I'm curious to see what comes of this.

After the shark drama Dark Tide, released earlier this year, Halle Berry will likely next be seen in Cloud Atlas, the Tom Tykwer/Andy Wachowski/Lana Wachowski collab based on the complex novel of the same name.

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  • Kid chaos | May 19, 2012 12:46 AMReply

    I wonder would a white actress let a black man fuck her like in monsters ball?

  • HOMMETHECLOWN | May 19, 2012 12:04 AMReply

    Give us a brake halle, you wrote that comment, you know damn well you can not act and never has been a actor, you are just a waste of time and money. Your so called looks are gone, your are nut, crazy, need attention all the time for what. You lie all the time, we never go see anything you make, so go ahead and make another looser movie. More money wasted on a old bitch.

  • Carl | May 19, 2012 12:25 AM

    @HOMMETHECLOWN -- shut your whiney bitch ass up! You are one of those trolls that live in his momma's basement and jerks off to pictures of Halle because you have to pay for sex in the real world. Now you come into this post and vent your frustrations. Go fuck yourself. Thanks. lol

  • turner | May 19, 2012 12:15 AM

    I can tell by the way you spell, you're a man who can't write and hates women.

  • Zoltan | May 18, 2012 7:48 AMReply

    I cannot wait. Halle truly is a wonderful actress who has unfortunately suffered a lot of very lammentable and quite sad career downturns. Its funny because on one hand she is an oscar winner but at the same time, I feel like she has been dealt a great hand of misfortune and bad luck because she is much more talented and deserving than her less-successful cinematic ventures would suggest. It is quite sad really, her talents are wasting away because I feel like she is RARELY ever given film roles where she can truly deliver something magical.
    Brad Anderson is a really deft and gifted director as well and I have a lot of faith that he can come up with somethig great with this project.

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