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Codeblack Films Acquires North American Rights To Halle Berry's 'Frankie & Alice' For 2014 Run

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act September 25, 2013 at 2:15PM

Wow! I'd pretty much written this film off for *dead*. But Codeblack Films (a Lionsgate company) has resuscitated it, acquiring North American distribution rights, for a spring 2014 release.
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Frankie & Alice

Wow! I'd pretty much written this film off for *dead*. But Codeblack Films (a Lionsgate company) has resuscitated it, acquiring North American distribution rights, for a spring 2014 release.

It's been a long while since Halle Berry's Sybil-like tale, Frankie & Alice, has been mentioned on this blog. I'd say 2 years at least.

Codeblack has announced that it will release the film on April 4, 2014, which is a Friday, meaning a theatrical run. It was originally set for a February 2011 release, after what was said to be a 1-screen Oscar-qualifying run in Los Angeles in December 2010. It didn’t garner Halle an Oscar nomination, but she was recognized by the Golden Globes for her performance (nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama)

After it didn't open as announced, in February 2011, I figured it would head straight to DVD, but it never did. And now this piece of news which answers the obvious question.

The rest of the story via press release below:

Inspired by a true story, the moving drama centers around a young woman (Berry) with multiple personality disorder who struggles to cope with her disease.  Stellan Skarsgard (Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers), Emmy® nominee Phylicia Rashad (For Colored Girls), and Emmy nominee Chandra Wilson also star in the film. Berry also served as producer on the film along with Vincent Cirrincione (Lackawanna Blues, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge).  Berry won an Academy Award for her riveting performance in Lionsgate’s Monster’s Ball and has starred in such films as X MenX Men: The Last StandDie Another DayBulworthSwordfish and the upcoming X Men: Days of Future Past.

“Halle Berry delivers a spellbinding performance in Frankie & Alice,” said Codeblack Films President Jeff Clanagan.  “Codeblack is thrilled to bring this important film to theaters nationwide delivering on our commitment to bring more quality films to the marketplace.”

“We are very pleased to be working with Halle Berry and Codeblack Films/Lionsgate on the release of Frankie and Alice,” said 37 Star Media Fund Chairman Robert Watts. “This is a career landmark for Halle as this is her first role as Producer. She has done a brilliant job and we anticipate that it will be very well received by diverse audiences both in North America and abroad.”

Codeblack Films’ General Manager Quincy Newell negotiated the film acquisition with David B. Strapko of 37 Star Media Fund Corp. and Stephanie Denton of New Cadence Entertainment.

Most recently Summit Entertainment in conjunction with Hartbeat Productions and Codeblack Films released “Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain,” featuring one of America’s hottest young comedic talents, nationwide on July 3rd.  The film opened to an impressive $17.4 million and grossing more than $32 million at the domestic box office to date.  Codeblack Films has also recently unveiled an upcoming slate that includes the suspenseful thriller “Repentance,” starring Forest Whitaker, Anthony Mackie and Sanaa Lathan, the romantic drama “Things Never Said,” starring Omari Hardwick and Shanola Hampton, and George Tillman, Jr.’s “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete,” starring Academy Award® winner Jennifer Hudson and executive produced by multiplatinum recording artist and Grammy® Award winner Alicia Keys, and the film adaptation  of Omar Tyree’s “Flyy Girl” trilogy.

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