The Orchard has acquired the rights to Kings, starring Halle Berry! Daniel Craig also stars in the flick directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven (Mustang). The film, a drama, focuses on a foster family in South Central a few weeks before the city erupts in violence following the verdict of the Rodney King trial in 1992.

Halle Berry is the first Black woman (and only at this time) to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She won the award for her role in Monster’s Ball. During the 2000s, Berry was one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood. She started her career modeling, entering several beauty contests and became the 1st runner-up in the Miss USA Pageant in 1986. She starred along with Eddie Murphy in her breakthrough film role in the rom-com, Boomerang in 1992. Her role in the television film Introducing Dorothy Dandridge won her the Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, among many other awards.

Other film credits of Berry’s include the X-Men film series, Swordfish, Die Another Day, Cloud Atlas, and The Call. In March 2014, she launched a new production company, 606 Films, with producing partner Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas. She also starred in the CBS sci-fi drama series Extant, which she also executive produced.

Congrats to Berry and we look forward to her new project!

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