“Moonfall” Gets February 4, 2022, Release & Omari Hardwick Joins Halle Berry On “The Mothership”

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Halle Berry in the Sci-Fi TV Series “Extant” (Image: Screengrab)

Halle Berry’s sci-fi project Moonfall finally got a theatrical release date and Netflix’s The Mothership added more cast members.

For those following my coverage, you already know I’m a big fan of Halle Berry. As far as I’m concerned, she needs to release a movie (if not two) every year. While I’m not sure if I’ll be getting two Berry projects this year, it looks like I will likely get to enjoy three (or even four) projects in 2022!

While we wait for Berry’s directorial debut Bruised to get a release date from Netflix, it’s supposed to debut on the streaming giant later this year (and is quite possibly an awards contender), at least, we now know when we’ll get to see Moonfall. According to Deadline, Lionsgate plans to screen Moonfall in theatres come February 4, 2022.

Along with Berry, the Roland Emmerich-directed flick also stars Patrick Wilson, John Bradley, Michael Pena, Charlie Plummer, Kelly Yu, Eme Ikwuakor, Carolina Bartczak, and Donald Sutherland. It has a reported budget of $140, making it the biggest-budget “independent” movie to shoot in years.

The premise involves a mysterious force knocking the moon from orbit and sending it toward Earth. With only a few weeks left until impact, NASA executive and former astronaut Jo Fowler (Berry) is convinced she has the key to saving humanity. However, only one astronaut from her past, Brian Harper (Wilson), and conspiracy theorist K.C. Houseman (Bradley) believe her. The trio will try to conduct a last-ditch mission into space and realize that the moon isn’t what we think it is.

Here’s to hoping it does well. Of course, I’ll be watching.

As for Berry’s other sci-fi project that’s yet to begin filming, we have The Mothership. An exclusive from Deadline, actors Omari Hardwick (Power, Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead), John Ortiz (Messiah), and Molly Parker (Lost in Space) have joined the cast. The upcoming feature film is from MRC Film, Automatik, and Netflix.

The Mothership is being directed by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Matt Charman (Bridge of Spies). He also wrote the screenplay. Serving as Charman’s directorial debut, the premise involves Sara Morse (Berry) one year after the mysterious disappearance of her husband from their rural farm. She finds an extraterrestrial object underneath the house and from there Sara and her kids have to race against time to find the truth as well as their lost family member.

Reportedly, filming for The Mothership is supposed to begin this year.

That’s not it for Berry’s in-development projects. She will also be co-starring with Mark Wahlberg in the spy-thriller movie Our Man From Jersey for Netflix. She’s also a part of Number One on the Call Sheet – two companion documentaries celebrating Black leading women and men in Hollywood – for Apple.

Number One on the Call Sheet: Black Leading Women in Hollywood is executive produced by Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett and Berry, and directed by Shola Lynch. It’s all about exploring and highlighting the groundbreaking work of Black women actors of the past who paved the way for talented beings like Bassett, Berry and so many more.

The second film, Number One on the Call Sheet: Black Leading Men in Hollywood, will be directed by Academy Award nominee Reginald Hudlin. The entire Number One on the Call Sheet project is produced by Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx, Emmy nominee Kevin Hart, prolific producer Datari Turner and Academy Award winner Dan Cogan.

Get Berry on all the streaming services!

Along with her on-screen projects, Berry recently launched a fitness wear collaboration with Sweaty Betty through her lifestyle brand Re-spin.

Which Halle Berry projects are you most excited about?

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Author: Farid-ul-Haq

Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.

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