Academy Award winning actress Halle Berry is set to star in Adrian Lyne’s feature film, Silence alongside Michael Douglas.

Silence is based on A. S. A. Harrison’s best-selling debut novel titled The Silent Wife, and takes place in Chicago during  Christmas in the 1960s.  According to the synopsis, the holiday spirit is soon disrupted by violence throughout the city, and an unlikely stranger named “Silence” saves a man’s life during a deadly riot.

Lotus Entertainment will be responsible for selling international rights at Cannes film market and CAA will be representing domestic distribution rights for the film and will also arrange financing.

Berry is also attached to star in Kings, directed by Turkish-French director Deniz Gamze Ergüven (Mustang).  Kings is currently being marketed at Cannes Film Festival and revolves around the 1992 riots that took place in South Central Los Angeles after a jury acquitted four LA police officers for the use of excessive force in the beating of Rodney King.  In addition to these projects, Berry is also in the process of shooting Kingsman: The Golden Circle starring Julianne Moore and Channing Tatum which is set to be released in June 2017.

Will Packer is producing Silence through his Will Packer Productions banner with James Lopez, along with Lyne. Jim Seibel, Bill Johnson, Ara Keshishian and Angus Sutherland of Lotus will serve as executive producers.

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