The scoop on Bond vixen Halle Berry's next eight films -- Not one to rest on her laurels, the ''Die Another Day'' star will be working hard into 2003 and beyond

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Halle Berry, X2: X-Men United
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It’s not yet clear if Halle Berry’s historic Oscar win last March will open the door for other black actresses, but it’s certainly opened a lot of doors for Berry. The 34-year-old actress, whose next appearance on screen is as Bond girl Jinx in Nov. 22’s ”Die Another Day,” has as many as eight possible movies lined up to shoot in the next year or so, including one, ”October Squall,” which she added to her list just last week. Only one film on her to-do list, next May’s ”X-Men” sequel, has gone into production so far, but if the rest of these movies get made, here’s what her schedule could look like through 2003 and beyond.

X-MEN 2
Release Date May 2, 2003
Source material The storied comic book series
Premise Berry returns as Storm, the climate-controlling X-Men team leader, with some new allies (Aaron Stanford’s Pyro, Daniel Cudmore’s Colossus) and new enemies (Kelly Hu’s Lady Deathstryke, Brian Cox’s General Stryker).
EW.com says Hope they give her more to do this time, now that Berry’s proved she can act up a storm.

NEED
Status Going into production this fall
Premise Berry plays a therapist who discovers that a suicidal young patient (rumored to be played by Marisa Tomei) is having an affair with her husband. Tearjerking director Luis Mandoki (”Angel Eyes”) will direct.
EW.com says The actress’ well-known ability to sob, demonstrated on Oscar night, should serve her well here.

THE GUIDE
Source material An adaptation of the Thomas Perry novel ”Shadow Woman,” part of his series about character Jane Whitefield
Premise Reuniting with ”Die Another Day” director Lee Tamahori, Berry plays Whitefield, a part-Seneca Indian woman who uses a mix of ancestral folk wisdom and modern-day high-tech skills to help desperate people erase their identities and disappear.
EW.com says This could be the beginning of a fine franchise for Berry — there are four other books in the series.

BROWN-EYED GIRL
Premise A small-scale film about the life and loves of a contemporary woman. The movie will reunite her with Martha Coolidge, who directed her Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning turn in HBO’s ”Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.”
EW.com says A rare non-diva role, one that lets Berry simply act, could be a nice change of pace.

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