Halle Berry As… Catwoman?
Apalled? Two words: Eartha Kitt
Source: Sci Fi Wire
Berry To Play Catwoman
Warner Brothers has set Oscar winner Halle Berry to play the title role in the upcoming Catwoman film for French director Pitof later this year, Variety reported. Berry won the Academy Award for best actress for Monster’s Ball and will reprise the role of Storm in the upcoming X-Men sequel, X2, which opens May 2.
In Catwoman, Berry steps in for Ashley Judd, who was long attached to the movie, but left to do a play, the trade paper reported. No deal has been made, but Berry is expected to sign on soon. Berry would be the second black woman to play Catwoman, after Eartha Kitt in the 1960s TV series Batman.
Catwoman was written by John Rogers and rewritten by Mike Ferris and John Brancato. Denise Di Novi is producing, the trade paper reported.
Berry is also set to star in the Joel Silver-produced WB supernatural film Gothika, with Robert Downey Jr. and Penelope Cruz, the trade paper reported.