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Brad Anderson-directed THE HIVE to Star Halle Berry

Brad McHargue

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March 15th, 2012

It's really no secret among those that know me that Brad Anderson is one of my favorite directors. Even those films of his I don't like are due more in part to the script than his ability to construct creepy imagery and eerie moods, and as such I like to think that he has a pretty good record as a horror director. His next thriller, the Rich D'Ovidio penned THE HIVE, will begin shooting this summer, and Variety is reporting that it has its star in the form of Halle Berry.

The film will see Berry as a 911 call center operator who must face her own fears in order to save a teenage girl from a disturbed killer. Sounds intriguing, though I have my doubts, mainly because I'm really not fond of Halle Berry. Personal preference, as I just don't see her as a suitable actress for a tried and true thriller, something I feel Anderson is an expert at.

 

The flick will be produced by Robert Stein and Michael Helfant for Troika Pictures, with Bradley Gallo co-producing. Jeff Graup will produce as well, while Philip M. Cohen and William Gallo will serve as Executive Producers.

Originally the film was set to be directed by Joel Schumacher, a project to which Berry was originally attached. She eventually left, citing a scheduling conflict, and Brad Anderson soon replaced Schumacher. After the start date for the film was pushed back, Berry came back on board.

Despite my hesitance, Anderson sounds jazzed. "I'm thrilled to be working with Halle on this," he said. "It's a formidable role for an equally formidable actress."

Source Variety

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