Halle Berry may reunite with previous directors
Marc Forster, call your agent. You directed Halle Berry’s Oscar-winning performance in ”Monster’s Ball.” Now that Berry is in talks to reteam with the directors of some of her recent high-profile projects — ”Introducing Dorothy Dandridge”’s Martha Coolidge and ”Die Another Day”’s Lee Tamahori — don’t you want to be on that list?
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Coolidge is negotiating to direct Berry in ”Brown Eyed Girl,” a contemporary romantic drama for MGM. Coolidge directed the actress in 1999’s HBO film ”Introducing Dorothy Dandridge,” which won Berry an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her role as Dandridge, the first black actress nominated for a Best Actress Oscar, the award that Berry became the first black actress to win earlier this year.
Tamahori, who directed Berry as Bond girl Jinx in ”Die Another Day” (due Nov. 22), has signed on to direct her in ”The Guide,” according to the Reporter. That thriller, in which Berry will play a Seneca Indian who helps fugitives erase their identities, is set to start filming in early 2003. No word on when Berry might go back to work for MGM, the studio behind the 007 movie, ”Brown Eyed Girl,” and Berry’s planned remake of Pam Grier’s blaxploitation classic ”Foxy Brown.”