Berry stars in this film as a mother whose worst fear (or at least one of many) is realized. A lovely day at the carnival with her young son takes a dramatic turn for the worse when he’s kidnapped. Racing after her son, she loses her cellphone and is unable to call for help. What follows is a frantic pursuit of the kidnappers as she strives to rescue her son.
Kidnap has been in development for years. It was pulled from the slate after Relatively filed for bankruptcy in the summer of 2015. The film was shot back in 2014 and was initially set to be released on Oct. 9, 2015. This release date was pushed to Feb. 26, 2016 to May 13, 2016 to Dec. 2, 2016 to March 10, 2017 and now finally the official release date has been set for Aug. 4, 2017.
Berry’s last feature release, The Call, earned a solid $51.8 million domestic and $68.5m worldwide from a $17m debut on a $13m budget for Sony in March 2013. Although It has been quite some time since we have seen Berry consistently on the big screen; it appears that she will be gracing us with the resurgence of her on screen presence. In addition to Kidnap, Berry is attached to star in Kings, directed by Turkish-French director Deniz Gamze Ergüven (Mustang). Kings 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. Berry will also star in Kingsman: The Golden Circle starring Julianne Moore and Channing Tatum, and is set to star in Adrian Lyne’s feature film, Silence alongside Michael Douglas.
Kidnap opens in theaters on August 4th. Check out the film’s trailer above!