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Halle Berry to Star in Netflix’s ‘The Mothership’

Netflix and MRC Film are partnering up for Matthew Charman’s “The Mothership,” starring Halle Berry. Charman will write and direct the film, with Fred Berger and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik set to produce. Halle Berry and Danny Stillman will serve as executive producers on the project, which is another Netflix exclusive.

The official logline reads, “A sci-fi adventure that follows Sara Morse (Halle Berry) one year since her husband mysteriously vanished from their rural farm. When she discovers a strange, extraterrestrial object underneath their home, Sara and her kids embark on a race to find their husband, father and most importantly – the truth.”

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“The Mothership” serves as Charman’s directorial feature debut, following his Academy Award nomination for his “Bridge of Spies” screenplay with Joel and Ethan Cohen, a film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks. The historical drama a $15M domestic debut when it hit theaters in 2015 and went on to gross over $165M worldwide.

Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry will next star in the Netflix original film “Bruised,” for which she made her feature directorial debut. Berry’s recent projects include “John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum,” starring alongside franchise star Keanu Reeves.

MRC Film most recently released the box-office hit and Oscar-nominated film “Knives Out” from writer/director Rian Johnson and “The Lovebirds” starring Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae with Netflix. The video streaming service did not announce a release window for “The Mothership” in the announcement, but we should get more information when the project moves into production later this year. Sci-fi fans can keep the movie on their radar for now. The next “John Wick” installment, “John Wick: Chapter 4,” is currently scheduled to hit theaters in May 2022.

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