Friday, April 12, 2024

Oscar Winner Halle Berry Circling Spike Lee-Denzel Washington Remake of Akira Kurosawa Classic


EXCLUSIVE C2024 Showbiz411

Halle Berry and Denzel Washington made history in 2002 when they each won Oscars for acting in the lead categories.

Now I’m told Berry is considering joining Washington in Spike Lee’s next project. It’s a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s “High and Low.”

World of Reel was the firs to report this, but I had already confirmed it. (Never sit on your good stuff!) So congrats to them.

Believe it or not, Halle and Denzel have never worked together before despite the twin Oscar wins. But “High and Low” is going to be a Big Deal. Many filmmakers have tried to turn the Japanese classic into an American release, but no one ever got it.

This might be because there are no real female leads in it. To pull this off, one of the main characters will have to be re-imagined for Berry. But what a powerhouse coupling this could be!

And how weirdly ironic — and sad– will it be if Halle wins another Oscar. No Black actress has won the award since her triumph — and that was 22 years ago! How is that even possible? Only 7 have been nominated for Best Actress since Berry’s win!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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