Halle Berry to star in Jagged Edge remake
- Bang Showbiz
- 7 April 2018
Deadline reports that Halle Berry has signed up to star in a remake of 'Jagged Edge'
Halle Berry is set to star in a remake of 'Jagged Edge'.
The 51-year-old actress will take on the leading role in the courtroom thriller, which is a remake of the 1985 movie starring Glenn Close and Jeff Bridges.
Producers Matti Leshem and Doug Belgrad are in the early stages of developing the project for Sony Pictures, according to Deadline.
In the original movie, Bridges' character, a wealthy publisher, was accused of brutally murdering his wife at their remote beach house. He hired Close's lawyer character to defend him and the pair embarked on a passionate affair.
Robert Loggia was nominated for an Oscar for his role as a private detective in the movie.
Meanwhile, it was recently revealed that Hale is "livid" with her former manager, who has been accused of sexual abuse.
The actress said she was "saddened" at first by allegations against her ex-manager Vincent Cirrincione and is now angry that he used his previous professional relationship with her "to lure and manipulate innocent women".
She wrote on Instagram: "Yesterday I was saddened by the alligations against my former manager, Vincent Cirrincione, but today I'm sick after reading the horrifying detailed accounts of his abuse towards 9 women.
"I'm livid that he used me, and the role model he helped me become, to lure and manipulate innocent, vulnerable women of color for his predatory actions. I'm deeply hurt and I want these woman and countless others to know I see you. I hear you. You matter. I will fight for you (sic)."
Nine minority women have accused the Hollywood manager of sexual harassment and claim he made unwanted sexual advances toward them over a period of two decades.
However, he denied any wrongdoing in a statement to the Washington Post, claiming that all relationships were consensual.
He said: "We live in a time where men are being confronted with a very real opportunity to take responsibility for their actions. I support this movement wholeheartedly. I have had female clients and employees my entire career in this industry. I have built a reputation for advancing the careers of women of colour. I have had affairs while in committed relationships, ones I am now ashamed to say are coming to light and shading my past and my reputation. I can say without a doubt that I have never used favours, sexual or otherwise, as a reason for managing anyone. I want to make it clear that not one of those relationships were anything but consensual.
"I take responsibility for my part in the situation and I am not here to diminish anyone's feelings or experiences. I apologise to these women, my past and present partner, my clients and employees for the pain this is bringing them. I was under the impression I was living my life as a supportive man to women. It is with a heavy heart that I see now I was wrong (sic)."