Thursday, 22 March 2012

Halle Berry and Fiance Olivier Martinez Scouting Schools for Nahla in Paris

Halle Berry, Fiance Olivier Martinez Scouting Schools for Nahla in Paris

Celebrity News March 21, 2012 AT 5:05PM
Halle Berry, Fiance Olivier Martinez Scouting Schools for Nahla in Paris
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Halle Berry is looking for a fresh start.
The actress, 45, and fiance OlivierMartinez, 46, have been checking out kindergartens for daughter Nahla (with ex Gabriel Aubry) in Paris, several insiders confirm to Us Weekly.
"Halle wants somewhere to care for Nahla," a source close to Martinez explains. "She wants to escape the paparazzi in L.A."

Ironically, the future spouses were photographed pulling up at a branch of the Ateliers de la Petite Enfance in the City of Lights. "They strolled inside and spend around 30 minutes chatting with teachers," an onlooker tells Us.

Should Berry decide to enroll her 4-year-old daughter at the EPA, a spokesman for the school tells Us: "Here, the door is always open. . .We provide emotional security for all the kids, as well as early learning. The kids stay until lunchtime, or else until mid-afternoon, when they are collected."
The cost of full-time enrollment is about 1,100 Euros a month -- roughly $1,451.89 in U.S. currency. "Nahla's education is a priority for both of them," a Martinez pal says. "They want to give her a European education."
French actor-turned-restaurateur Martinez is "very keen" to settle in the city he was born and raised, a close pal adds. "He would absolutely love Halle to be over here full-time. That way they could all be a proper family once the wedding is over."

As Us exclusively reported in January, the Dark Tides costars got engaged over the holidays.
Martinez hired Paris-based Lebanese jeweler Robert Mazlo, whose shop is located in his own Saint-Germain-des-Pres neighborhood, to custom design Berry's engagement ring. "Olivier was absolutely delighted with the result," a source saud of the "stunning" bauble, worth "well into the five figures."

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  1. Abigail Breslin Joins The Hive

    Abigail Breslin has joined the cast of Brad Anderson's The Hive, Variety reports. She'll star opposite Halle Berry in the thriller.

    The project, from Exit Wounds and Thir13en Ghosts screenwriter Rich D'Ovidio, is said to focus on a female emergency line operator (Berry) who, in trying to help a young girl (Breslin), comes up against a killer from her own past.

    Breslin appeared alongside Berry in last year's New Year's Eve. She's currently shooting Gavin Hood's Ender's Game, set for release March 15, 2013.


    Breslin buzzes to 'The Hive'

    Young thesp boards Troika crime thriller

    Abigail Breslin, the Oscar-nominated "Little Miss Sunshine" star who just wrapped the crime drama "Perfect Sisters," will continue to explore dark material, as she's set to join Halle Berry in Troika Pictures' thriller "The Hive."

    Brad Anderson is directing from a script by Rich D'Ovidio, based on an original story by Nicole D'Ovidio, Jon Bokencamp and the scribe.

    Set against the backdrop of a 911 call center, suspense pic finds Berry playing an emergency operator who must face her own fears in order to save a teenage girl (Breslin) from a disturbed killer.

    Robert Stein and Michael Helfant will produce for Troika Pictures, whose Bradley Gallo will co-produce. Jeff Graup will also produce, while Philip M. Cohen and William C. Gallo will exec produce.

    Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has domestic rights, with foreign sales being handled by Sierra/Affinity. Production is skedded to start in late June in Los Angeles.

    "Abigail is always wonderful playing vulnerable characters so I feel really lucky to have her for this role," said Anderson.

    Breslin, who recently appeared in "New Year's Eve," is currently filming Odd Lot Entertainment's adaptation of "Ender's Game" alongside Harrison Ford. Thesp is also attached to star in Black Sheep Entertainment's comedy "Virgin Mary."

    Breslin is repped by ICM, Untitled Entertainment and Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman.

  2. Happy Oscar Anniversary, Halle Berry!