Wahlberg will also produce the film, working alongside Stephen Levinson, following last year’s successful launch of “Spenser Confidential” at the streamer. The film’s script comes from screenwriter David Guggenheim (“Safe House,” “Designated Survivor”), based on an idea from Levinson.
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Details of the plot and Berry’s role are being kept under wraps, but the film is described as “a blue collar James Bond.”
The film’s premise sounds like familiar territory for Berry, after she memorably starred as Jinx opposite Pierce Brosnan’s Bond in 2002’s “Die Another Day.”
Since then, Berry has racked up an impressive action movie resume (and body count). After playing Storm in the “X-Men” franchise, Berry most recently starred in “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” and just completed filming on Roland Emmerich’s “Moonfall.”
The new project also continues Berry’s relationship with Netflix, which recently acquired her directorial debut “Bruised.” Berry also stars in the film — which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year — playing a mixed martial arts fighter.
Berry won the Academy Award for Best Actress for “Monster’s Ball” in 2002, making her the first (and still only) Black woman to earn the award. Berry has also earned an Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG and NAACP Image Award for “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge,” which she produced.
Behind the scenes, Berry founded the health and wellness platform rē•spin in 2020. Berry created the platform to provide broader access to health and wellness content and products through inclusivity and conversation. Further, the mission of rē•spin is rooted in discovery and learning, and the heart of the company is its global community connected around the core belief of a holistic mind, body and soul approach to wellness.
Berry is repped by WME and The Lede Company.
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