Halle Berry tapped to star in upcoming Jagged Edge remakek
Halle Berry, well-known for her roles in the X-Men franchise and Oscar-winning role in Monster’s Ball, has been announced to star in the upcoming Sony remake of the courtroom drama Jagged Edge, The Hollywood Reporter recently confirmed.
Released in 1985, the original followed a high-profile lawyer (Glenn Close, Damages) as she is hired by the husband (Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water) of a murdered social heiress, the sole prime suspect, to prove his innocence of the crime to the court. Penned by Basic Instinct and Showgirls writer Joe Eszterhas, the film proved to be a success at the time of its release, grossing a modest $40 million on a $15 million budget and earning very positive reviews from critics, earning co-star Robert Loggia an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the private detective truly unsure of the husband’s innocence.
The remake, produced by Doug Belgrad (Peter Rabbit) and Matti Leshem (The Shallows), currently has no writers or directors set and is still in the early stages at Sony. Berry previously starred in Kingsman: The Golden Circle and will next be seen in the upcoming romantic drama Kings alongside current James Bond, Daniel Craig, which is set for an April 27 release following a screening at the Toronto International Film Festival back in September.
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