EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-winner Halle Berry is ready to star within the psychological thriller The Course of with Tara Miele directing. Berry will even produce alongside her producing associate Holly Jeter by their banner HalleHolly with Robert Kravis and Karl Herrmann producing by their Pioneer Photos banner. Julia Sandberg Hansson can be producing.
FilmNation Leisure will launch worldwide gross sales for the movie at AFM with Verve Ventures and WME Unbiased co-repping North American rights. Berry had been hooked up to star within the movie previous to the SAG-AFTRA strike.
“We are thrilled to be working with HalleHolly to bring Levin’s amazing screenplay to the screen. Tara’s vision for the film—a Kubrickian psychological thriller taking us down the rabbit-hole of self-help cults, and Halle’s interpretation of the film’s lead character, Kirsa—a woman fighting to preserve her marriage and her sanity amid an oppressive cult of personality, will leave audiences breathless,” mentioned producers Robert Kravis and Karl Herrmann from Pioneer Photos.
The story follows a seemingly fortunately married couple, who attend the weekend seminar of Aiden, a famend self-help guru, and are requested to look at their particular person lives, careers, and finally their marriage, however when Kirsa resists Aiden’s “process” and his cult of dedicated volunteers, and Peter buys in, their relationship and sanity are rapidly put to the take a look at. Levin Menekse penned the script, which initially appeared on the Black Checklist.
“It’s so rare to find a script like Levin Menekse’s The Process that is gripping, emotionally resonant, and feels essential in this moment. I’m thrilled to get to bring this gem to life and to collaborate with Halle Berry, who brings such raw, real presence to the screen as an actress and is also an incredibly thoughtful collaborator and savvy producer,” mentioned Miele.
Berry will even quickly be seen starring in Netflix’s The Union reverse Mark Wahlberg. Most lately, Berry was seen starring in her directorial debut, Bruised, on Netflix. The movie went on to premiere quantity #1 globally in its first week on the streaming service. The plot follows a disgraced MMA fighter who should combat a rising MMA star, whereas journeying to turn into the mom her baby deserves.
Monster’s Ball Oscar winner Berry and Jeter joined forces in January 2022 with plans to supply an array of tasks from hard-hitting dramas to light-hearted comedies, motion, horror, and extra with a concentrate on elevating complicated, robust, girls and girls of colour in main roles each in entrance of and behind the digital camera.
Miele most lately labored on an episode block for Classes In Chemistry starring Brie Larson for Apple. She additionally lately directed a stand-alone episode for season 2 of Apple’s anthology sequence, Little America.
Her movie Wander Darkly competed within the dramatic competitors at Sundance in 2020. She wrote and directed the movie starring Diego Luna and Sienna Miller for 51 Leisure.
Menekse co-wrote and produced the quick movie Please Maintain, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Finest Brief Movie and was acquired by HBO Max.
A few of Pioneer Photos movies embrace Champion, Mafia X and The Muffin Man.
Berry and HalleHolly are repped by WME, Vary Media Companions and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole. Miele is repped by WME, MGMT Leisure and Lichter Grossman. Menekse is repped by Verve, Lit Leisure and Lichter Grossman. Pioneer Photos are repped by Ziffren Brittenham and Cohen Gardner and Hansson is repped by US Legislation Group.