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Halle Berry Is Heading To The Small Screen, Set To Star In Summer Drama

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It’s official, Halle Berry is set to star in her first major TV series next summer.

The Oscar winner will be featured in 13-episodes of Steven Spielberg and CBS Television Studios’ forthcoming drama, Extant.  According to the program’s description, Berry will play the role of an astronaut who tries to reconnect with her husband and son after returning from a year-long space mission.

“I’m always on the lookout for amazing roles, and when you see material that contains this strong of auspices, nuance and complexity, it compels me to run toward it no matter the medium,” the actress said in a statement. “For five months a year I’ll get to live with and play this incredibly intelligent and vulnerable woman, and for the remainder of the year I’ll continue to look for other roles that move me as deeply as this one.”

In the statement announcing the news, Spielberg and CBS Entertainment’s Nina Tassler expressed their excitement to have Berry on board.

“There’s only one Halle Berry, and we are incredibly honored that she has chosen ‘Extant’ to expand her illustrious career,” Spielberg said. “As she does with everything she touches, she will bring a deep authenticity to her role and I very much look forward to working with her.”

Tassler said, “Halle is the type of award-winning actress you dream of collaborating with for an event project such as, Etxant.”

The 47-year-old and her husband Olivier Martinez are expecting their first child together this Fall.

 

 

 

 

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Review: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Is Bigger & Better Than The First

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If you liked Kingsman:The Secret Service, get ready for The Golden Circle. Hands downs this Kingsman is bigger, badder and better than the first.

Director Matthew Vaughn really takes it up a notch and gives fans much more action and fight sequences. Right off the top we see Eggsy (Taron Egerton) in this amazing car chase scene that will have you applauding as soon as the Prince track ends.

And while we’re talking music the film has an amazing sound track. And if you didnt know, Elton John is also in the film acting and singing some of his classic tunes.

What I also loved were the new editions.  Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges and Pedro Pascal who play the Statesmen – the American version of the Kingsman –  and the dynamic between the two is pretty comical. Vaughn really explores the difference between the two cultures – mannered men in suits versus macho men in jeans and cowboy boots.

Then there’s Julianne Moore who plays the villain, she’s like this maniacal Martha Stewart esque drug lord and she’s quite good at it.

Now there are some obnoxious moments (like that sex scene between Egerton and Poppy Delevigne).  But I think that’s the point. This franchise is all about turning the spy genre on it’s head and introducing the younger generation to a new type of Bond flick … And we think they are going to love it.

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