Oscar winner Halle Berry is set to star in 21 Laps’ new thriller, Mother land. The film, which will be presented to international buyers at the next Cannes Film Festival, is expected to be directed by The hills Have Eyes and Piranha 3D filmmaker Alexandre Aja. Kevin Coughlin and Ryan Grassby wrote the script for the film. Mother land is expected to start production in 2023.
According to Deadline, in the film, Berry will play the mother of twins who have been tormented by an evil spirit for years. When one of the boys wonders if the evil is real, the sacred family bond is severed and it becomes a fight for survival. Berry recently starred in John Wick: Chapter 3—Parabellum and is currently in post-production on Netflix The mother ship.
“We are thrilled to be working with Halley and Alex again,” Erin Westerman, president of production for Lionsgate, said in a statement. “Halle is a force on screen – she’s the perfect person to convey the psychological terror of this mother trying to protect her family. And who better to escalate the tension than Alex. The producers of Powerhouse 21 Laps will deliver an elevated thriller that will keep audiences on the edge of their seat.”
Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen and Dan Levine will produce for 21 rounds. Aja will also produce and Berry along with Holly Jeter will serve as executive producers. In addition to Mother landLionsgate will also buy the dirty dance sequel for international sales at Cannes later this month. On Monday, it was announced that Jonathan Levine will direct the film and also co-write the screenplay with Elizabeth Chomko. The film will see the return of original star Jennifer Gray as Frances “Baby” Houseman with Baby returning to Kellerman’s Mountain House lake lodge in the 1990s where her story intersects with that of a new young woman drawn into a romantic adventure. related to dance. This film should be released in 2024.
“While the original dirty dance was always one of my favorite movies, I never imagined directing the sequel,” Levine said. “While co-writing it, I fell in love with the characters (new and old), the world of the 1990s Catskills New York, and the music, which will range from songs from the original movie to 90s hip-hop. I look forward to collaborating with Jennifer to bring this beautiful story of summer, romance and dance to a generation of new fans. And to those of long standing, I promise we won’t ruin your childhood. We will approach the mission with sophistication, ambition and, above all, love.”