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Halle Berry: Cloud Atlas was ambitious

Halle Berry: Cloud Atlas was ambitious

Dec 10 2012, 12:07am CST | by

Halle Berry thought 'Cloud Atlas' was far too ambitious at first. The Oscar-winning actress was initially dubious about working with co-directors Tom Tykwer and Andy and Lana Wachowski in the drama...

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Halle Berry: Cloud Atlas was ambitious

Dec 10 2012, 12:07am CST | by

Halle Berry thought 'Cloud Atlas' was far too ambitious at first.

The Oscar-winning actress was initially dubious about working with co-directors Tom Tykwer and Andy and Lana Wachowski in the drama adapted from David Mitchell's novel, which brings together several narratives to explore the interconnectedness of the human race.

She said: ''It was very ambitious. Something I had never read before. It was a challenge to do something unique that would test everybody in new ways. I thought, 'Wow, if they can pull this off and do it all independently, and get to really have their vision...' ''

Reminiscing about first meeting the directors, Halle added: ''I had a poster of '2001: A Space Odyssey' on the wall when I met with them. They said, 'I wanna make that'. I said, 'Are you out of your f**king mind?!... I'm in!' ''

The film - which also stars Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent and Susan Sarandon - uses heavy prosthetics to tell the story of several inter-connected characters throughout time, but although the shoot was tough, Halle's co-star Tom Hanks insisted the mood on set was far from glum.

Tom enthused: ''From the get-go we knew it was going to be very big. That the engineering was going to be tough. That the logistics were going to be very hard. They seemed so happy to see us every morning. It wasn't like, here comes Mr. Wacky-head, who's going to shout out his jokes. It was, 'You're here! We get to have more fun!' ''


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Viola Davis says she's tired of being offered roles that she describes as "downtrodden" or "mammy-ish." In an interview with The New York Times Magazine, the How to Get Away with Murder star says there simply aren't enough meaty roles being offered to black women in Hollywood — and, she adds, those given to Halle Berry and her Shondaland counterpart, Scandal's Kerry Wash ...
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Halle Berry Is Working With House Producers On This Quirky Medical Drama

Sep 9 2014 8:40pm CDT | Source: Cinema Blend

Halle Berry headed over to CBS this summer for the surprisingly consistent mystery series Extant, a project that led to Berry’s production company 606 Films forming a first-look deal with the network. The first fruit of that joint venture has surfaced in an untitled medical drama about a singular protagonist whose off-kilter approach to thi ...
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Pulp Fiction Is 20 Years Old! Celebrate With These Amazing Facts About The Movie You Probably Didn't Know

Sep 9 2014 9:49am CDT | Source: movie pilot

Tarantino's classic neo-noir/black comedy/uncategorisable indie flick Pulp Fiction turns 20 this month. Released on September 23rd 1994 to rave reviews and surprise box office success, few films can claim to have had such a lasting influence on modern cinema.There's the unforgettable dance scenes:The endlessly quotable dialogue:And of course, the timeless sexy that was Uma Thurman as Mia Wallace:To celebrate 20 years of Pulp Fiction ...
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Toronto: Halle Berry Thriller ‘Kidnap’ Gets U.S. Distribution

Sep 6 2014 10:31am CDT | Source: Variety

In its second deal of the Toronto Film Festival, Relativity Studios  has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Halle Berry’s upcoming thriller “Kidnap” from Lotus Entertainment. Shooting will begin later this fall with Berry starring as a mother who will stop at nothing to rescue her kidnapped son. Luis Prieto ...
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Toronto: Halle Berry ‘Kidnap’ Marks Second Fest Deal For Relativity, And Lotus

Sep 6 2014 9:25am CDT | Source: Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: As we wait for the acquisition titles here at Toronto to get moving, Relativity has scored its second deal for a film not in the festival. Relativity has closed U.S. distribution rights to the Lotus Entertainment thriller Kidnap, which stars Halle Berry and will be directed by Luis Prieto from a script by Knate Gwaltney. Production begins this fall. This follows the deal on the fest's opening ...
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‘Extant’: Secrets and Revelations

Sep 4 2014 2:19pm CDT | Source: Screen Rant

[This review of Extant season 1, episode 11 contains SPOILERS.] - There have been plenty of secrets and revelations on Extant this season, but as Mr. Yasumoto revealed the origin of the serum keeping him alive (which he found while mining for Claypool Industries 140 years ago in an impact site that was made by an asteroid) and the nature of his “disease” (a fear of death which he has staved off with the seru ...
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Spielberg Developing Minority Report TV Series

Aug 22 2014 7:06pm CDT | Source: ign

Steven Spielberg has reportedly hired Godzilla screenwriter Max Borenstein to pen a new television series based on Spielberg’s 2002 sci-fi film Minority report. The movie version of Minority Report was itself based on a Philip K. Dick short story. In the movie Tom Cruise’s character led Washington D.C.’s “PreCrime” police unit, which could predict and stop murders before they happened thanks to the talents of three ...
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‘Minority Report’ TV Series in Development

Aug 21 2014 10:46pm CDT | Source: screen rant

Science fiction classics are making a comeback. A sequel to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner is currently in the works at Alcon Entertainment, and cult favorites Battlestar Galactica and Babylon 5 are both being adapted for the big screen. Now a more recent science fiction property is making a comeback – as a TV show. According to The Wrap, Steven Spielberg is developing a TV series based on his 2002 sci-fi hit Minority Report, which will be penned by God ...
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3 weeks ago

Spielberg Plans A "Minority Report" Series

Aug 21 2014 4:09pm CDT | Source: dark horizons

Steven Spielberg is reportedly developing a TV series based on his 2002 sci-fi film adaptation of Philip K. Dick's short story "Minority Report". "Godzilla" scribe Max Borenstein will write the project which will be produced by Amblin Television. Tom Cruise starred in the original as an officer of the PreCrime division, a special police unit that uses three psychics tied into their comp ...
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3 weeks ago

Steven Spielberg Developing MINORITY REPORT TV Series with GODZILLA Writer

Aug 21 2014 2:51pm CDT | Source: Collider

Steven Spielberg is no stranger to the television landscape, but for one of his upcoming small screen projects it appears that he’s keen on mining one of his own properties.  Spielberg is developing a Minority Report TV series based on his Tom Cruise-fronted 2002 sci-fi thriller of the same name, per The Wrap.  As you well know, Minority Report was based on a Philip K. Dick short story that revolved around the PreCrime unit, which ...
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