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Watch 1st Trailer For Halle Berry's 'Slender Thread' w/ A 'Serial Killer Twist Thriller - 'The Call'

by Tambay A. Obenson
January 11, 2013 12:27 PM
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The Call

Maaaan! Can Halle Berry buy a hit movie... soon? Might this be it? Based on the below trailer, I'm going to say that's a negative.

Brad Anderson directs Ms Berry and Morris Chestnut as Halle's cop lover in the thriller The Call (previously titled The Hive - and to be frank, while I don't particularly care for either title, if I had to choose one, I'd have stuck with The Hive).

The WWE Studios and Troika Pictures jointly production also co-stars Abigail Breslin, and is described as follows:

Set against the backdrop of a 911 call center, this fast-paced suspense pic will find Berry playing a 911 emergency operator who takes a call from a teenage girl (Breslin) who has been abducted and carried away in the trunk of a car. Berry's character must face her own fears in order to save the teenage girl from a disturbed killer. The kidnapping plays out in real time as the pair work together to track down the killer. 

Written by Rich D’Ovidio (Exit Wounds, Thir13en Ghosts), principal photography is took place last summer in and around Los Angeles. 

After the shark drama Dark Tide, released earlier last year, and the underwhelming Cloud Atlas, which has been all but forgotten at this point, Halle tackles her own version of The Slender Thread, with a serial killer twist.

Whatever luster her career once seemed to have post her Monster's Ball Oscar-winning performance seems to have all-but faded. Is she even much of draw anymore? Will Halle Berry's name on any movie theater marquee encourage you to buy tickets to see whatever film it is that she's in?

I can smell a Halle Berry career retrospective coming up soon...

The Call opens on March 15.

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  • Donella | January 14, 2013 11:55 AMReply

    I'll watch it. It reminds me of that BMW Driver film with Clive Owen.

  • sosgemini | January 12, 2013 11:41 PMReply

    Trailer actually looks good--which surprised me. It actually reminded me of the the silly scenarios that Liam Neeson has been put through to winning results. Yet know one screams that his recent film concepts are far fetched. Well, they did with the Not Without My Daughter Part 2 but then that took a sequel before folks screamed foul. Why the hate upfront for Berry? Oh yeah, we love to self-hate. :eyeroll:

  • Sooooooo...... | January 12, 2013 1:11 AMReply

    It was going "ok" until you get to the part where the 911 Dispatch lady all of a sudden goes rogue and kicks a serial killer's ass? She becomes detective, tracks the guy down, then round house kicks him huh? oh ok..

  • oberto | January 11, 2013 10:31 PMReply

    it got a reaction from the early screenings, ill check it out

  • Michele | January 11, 2013 9:40 PMReply

    Def. not hating on Halle, but it seems like she could have gotten something meatier than this. This looks straight to dvd at best. But I'll try to check it out, there's no way it can be worse than Dark Tide. --right?

  • DJ | January 11, 2013 9:18 PMReply

    How many times has Ms. Berry fired her agent? Has she simply lost the ability to discern a good script from a bad one?

  • D.C. Kirkwood | January 11, 2013 4:54 PMReply

    It looks awesome to me. Ill be supporting it. GO HALLE!!!!!

  • Rodney | January 11, 2013 3:34 PMReply

    Actually, I like the trailer. How well it does will depend on the competition that weekend for the film's intended demo.

  • brown bomber | January 11, 2013 3:09 PMReply

    Give it chance people! And stop sitting behind computers as faceless individuals and hating on actors, and put negative print online just cause you can. Seriously, its this is their lively hood. And you have your's. How would you like it if every time you premiered your next "work move/plan" the general public weighed in on it. Just because they could.

  • ska-triumph | January 12, 2013 10:24 PM

    sorry bro/sis: IT'S A TRAILER. It's built to promote and to be judged - on whether we should see the movie or not. calm down.. that being said, I'll sit on it.

  • Called Ya On It | January 11, 2013 5:37 PM

    Lol. Says the person using an alias.

  • Bee | January 11, 2013 2:23 PMReply

    Honestly, I can't stand Halle flicks. Her acting just makes me cringe, and this wig/hairdo is just all kinds of wrong. With that said, this trailer looks very interesting. I might just go ahead and support Halle in this one.

  • ojie king | January 11, 2013 1:03 PMReply

    It looks interesting.....

  • Joe | January 11, 2013 12:58 PMReply

    You all need to calm down with the Halle hate. This looks slick.

  • Erik W | January 11, 2013 12:49 PMReply

    What's up with the wig? It irritates me more than the trailer.

  • Eboni | January 11, 2013 12:43 PMReply

    You know it's getting rough for Halle if she's going back to black men for love interests.

  • bill | January 13, 2013 3:18 PM

    Damnnnnnnnnnnnnnn! That was rough! True though. Will it get that bad for rashida? Oh no I didn'ttttttttttttttt!

  • Bee | January 11, 2013 2:22 PM

    Lol. Best comment.

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