Hollywood starlets Halle Berry and Angelina Jolie are joining forces for the first time to produce and star in an upcoming film.
The actresses are set to star in the hot package Maude v Maude from Warner Bros, which the studio landed following an intense bidding war.
According to Deadline, Berry and Jolie will produce the upcoming action thriller along with Berry’s producing partner Holly Jeter through their banner HalleHolly. Jeff Kirschenbaum and Joe Roth are also set to produce through RK Films.
Roseanne Liang has signed on to direct from Scott Mosier’s script and both will serve as executive producers.
The film’s plot remains under wraps, but insiders told Deadline that the pic will be a “Bond vs. Bourne type of global action thriller with locations to be announced.”
According to Deadline, the studio jumped at the chance to bid on this upcoming film when it hit the market last week.
Co-studio heads, Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy have wanted to feature more films with well-known leads and couldn’t pass up the chance to obtain this package with two of Hollywood’s bigger stars.
As Deadline reports, “Once this package with two of the bigger stars in the last two decades came together, it was too hard to pass up, with Warners putting in an impressive bid you haven’t been seeing from the studios as often these days, especially with the endless amounts of money the streamers seem to have. While it’s become more common for streamers like Apple or Netflix to make aggressive plays for packages like this, De Luca and Abdy have never shied away from going after a project if they believe in the talent around it. They were two of the more active buyers in the market when the were running MGM, outbidding the competition for similar hot packages like Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, and the Ryan Gosling-fronted Project Hail Mary. This latest sale shows they aren’t changing that strategy anytime soon.”