Halle Berry, who recently won the Decade of Hotness Award at Spike TV’s 2009 Guys Choice Awards, is in talks to join The Surrogate according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film, not to be confused with Surrogates staring Bruce Willis, is based on a 2004 book by Kathryn Mackel and centers on a couple desperate to have a child who find themselves in an unbearable position when they find out the surrogate they hired to carry their baby is insane. Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct, Starship Troopers) was hired to direct last week, and Ralph Winter (X-Men trilogy) is producing.
Halle Berry is in talks to star in “The Surrogate” for 20th Century Fox. The move follows Paul Verhoeven’s boarding to develop and direct the thriller, which Ralph Winter is producing along with Deborah Giarratana, Robin Guthrie and Susana Zepeda.
Berry is interested in the part and Fox is keen to have her do it, though official dealmaking has yet to begin. Berry would play the wife who wants to have the child.
This would be Berry’s return to the big screen after having time off to reproduce. After winning the Worst Actress Razzi for Catwoman Berry has been trying to return to her Oscar roots with dramas such as Things We Lost in the Fire. The problem with that is smaller films don’t get big releases or attention (unless they get Oscars) so it feels like Halle has been gone for years. Personally i’d like her to make a few fun films like Swordfish, or maybe hitch a ride on another action franchise (non-superhero).