For her first feature film as a director, Halle Berry will also play the first role in the film “Meurtrie”. A fiction in which she will not hesitate to put on the gloves to fight, as her trailer proves.
Halle Berry: From Homeless to Hollywood Star
Halle Berry is one of those Hollywood actresses who started from next to nothing. Raised in a stormy family climate, she began her artistic career through modeling. So, after being the first African-American to participate in the Miss World competition in 1986, she moved to New York in 1989 to make her dreams of an actress come true. However, his first years in the Big Apple were very difficult. Indeed, she struggles to make ends meet financially, and even ends up living on the streets. It was not until the early 90s that Spike Lee gave him his first chance to land a major leading role via Jungle fever.
From then on, everything will go quickly for Halle Berry, who will chain the productions, until the consecration since she will interpret Tornade in the blockbuster X-Men. Two years later, she will become the first African-American actress to win an Oscar for his performance in In the shadow of hate.
Now a recognized Hollywood star, Halle Berry has diversified by playing both in blockbusters (the saga X-Men, Die another day, Kingsman: the golden circle, John Wick Parabellum), independent films (Frankie and Alice, The Call, Kings) and a few turnips (Catwoman, Gothika).
Ready for the octagon
With Murder, Halle Berry therefore comes full circle by putting on the director’s costume. But not only, since she also plays the main role of the feature film. As for the story, the film will follow Jackie Justice, a former MMA champion who sank into oblivion and poverty after her career ended. Completely at the bottom of the hole, she takes part in a violent clandestine fight that she wins. Her strong impression then attracts the attention of a promoter who pushes her to come out of retirement to find the octagon. At the same time, however, the fighter has to come to terms with her young son coming back into her life, as she abandoned him when he was a baby.
The least we can say is that Murder clearly recalls the films of the saga Rocky. We find, in fact, the theme of the lonely and lost old warrior who finds a chance of redemption thanks to a last fight. The trailer also promises us a very sharp Halle Berry. As often, thehe Oscar-winning actress has invested herself as never before to play her role. This can be seen in the first images since it looks totally inhabited.
On the way to the Oscars?
For the moment, Murder has no specific release date. However, the release of the trailer suggests that the film should land in the catalog shortly. A platform strategy so that Halle Berry’s feature film be broadcast during the ceremonial season ? Considering that the actress was the first African-American woman to win the Oscar for Best Actress, the Academy might not be indifferent to her first project, as a director.
At 55, Halle Berry is, in any case, ready to throw fairground potatoes in the Oscars arena. When we know that during the last edition, the platform had managed to grab seven statuettes, we say to ourselves that nothing is impossible for the actress.