Halle Berry to Star in, Produce ‘Mother’

Halle Berry

Production on indie comedy planned to start early next year

Halle Berry will star in and produce “Mother,” an indie comedy that’s being developed to go into production early next year.

Emilio Ferrari and Berry’s manager Vincent Cirrincione are producing along with the actress, and Chris Miller is exec producing. Ferrari’s Entertainment 7 is financing via a film fund through FCM Capital Partners and selling worldwide rights.

“Mother” is the story of a bride who leaves her mobster fiance at the altar and goes on the run. She pretends to be a young man’s mother so she can hide out with him but her wild ways turn everything upside-down.

Pablo Fenjves wrote the script.

Berry was most recently seen in “The Call” and is in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” She is repped by CAA, Cirrincione and Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson and Binder.

Entertainment 7 is also financing romantic comedy “Getting a Guy in 10 Days.” Ferrari is on board to direct pic and plans to begin shooting in October. Christine Peters and Garrett Grant are producing with Chris Miller exec producing.

Story centers on two longtime female enemies competing to land the same advertising client in a competition set up by their fathers without their knowledge. Peters wrote the script with Tiffany Romigh with a polish by Hunter Perot and Drew Murrey.

Ferrari said the film will have a similar tone to “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” which Peters produced.

Romigh is repped by APA and Anonymous Content.

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  1. Rachael says:

    Emilio is funny as hell and I love his sense of humor. Can’t wait to see these films.

  2. Gary says:

    Emilio is a great guy and hard working. he never gives up and delivers which in LA is an asset. He has always been a great friend and very supportive. He also knows a hit when he see’s one.

  3. Derek says:

    Its always great to see people who really know their stuff to get opportunities where they can showcase their talent. Its about time people know how good he is as a director/producer. Looking forward to see How to Get a Guy in 10 days. Should be fun

  4. Carmen says:

    I have worked with Emilio now for almost fifteen years and have my clients buy a lot of his films. Never had a problem. Very professional and master of his craft. He will rise to the top, no question.

  5. Haha love all the haters Emilio has. Love the guy. I have worked with him on a bunch of films for years and he has always been very professional and honest. In his defense, when you have sold several hundred films its very common a few won’t go through. Happy to see him do so well. Good luck.

  6. David H. says:

    Wait, wasn’t Ferrari the guy who pre-sold a bunch of A-Cast titles at the international film markets in the last five years and delivered NONE? Yes, it is him. He was also selling “Mother” with Berry as confirmed already in 2011. My guess: this is never going to happen as the other movies he was selling: “Bad Luck” (starring Milla Jovovich), “State of the Union” (starring Richard Gere, Jessica Biel) or “Wacko” (starring Vin Diesel, Sharon Stone, Adrien Brody).

    • Derek B. says:

      Yes, it is him and he still owes many international distributors the deposit moneys paid for films he sold a long time ago. Some of those projects were even for real, but later produced by other companies (Tokarev starring Nicolas Cage), he was allegedly never authorized to offer/sell them. Still he never returned the deposits paid by international buyers…

  7. Aaron says:

    Yes! I can’t wait for another film like “How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days”. So excited!

  8. adudek516 says:

    Yes! I can’t wait for another film like ‘How to Lose a Guy In Ten Days’. So excited!

  9. Halle Berry is a capable actor (JUNGLE FEVER, MONSTER’S BALL) but inept when not under the helm of a capable director (CATWOMAN and nearly everything else). Sadly, it’s as simple as that.

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