Halle Berry is in talks to star in thriller “The Surrogate” for 20th Century Fox.
Helmer Paul Verhoeven is onboard to develop the project, which revolves around a couple who hire a surrogate to carry their child and find out mid-term that the surrogate is insane.
Project would mark Berry’s return to the bigscreen after having a baby last year. She hasn’t starred in a film since 2007’s “Things We Lost in the Fire” opposite Benicio Del Toro.
“The Surrogate,” which had been in development at the now-shuttered Fox Atomic, would also reteam Berry with producer Ralph Winter, who produced Fox’s “X-Men” trilogy, in which the actress starred.
Rod and Bruce Taylor (“The Brave One”) penned the screenplay, which is based on a novel by Kathryn Mackel.
Winter is producing alongside Susana Zepeda, Robin Guthrie and Deborah Giarratana.
Berry is repped by ICM.