Posted by wilsonmorales on Jul 27, 2017 | 0 comments
First Pics Of Halle Berry In Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Race Drama “Kings” Posted by Wilson Morales
July 27, 2017
The Orchard has released the first photos to Turkish-French writer/director Deniz Gamze Ergüven‘s race drama “Kings,” starring Academy Award winner Halle Berry and Daniel Craig.
The film will have its World Premiere at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival.
The film is a drama set during the 1992 Los Angeles riots that followed the acquittal of the police officers charged with the 1992 excessive beating of Rodney King, which was caught on tape. Berry plays a “strong, protective” single mother living in South Central, Los Angeles, where the riots began; and Craig portrays Ollie, a loner who lives in South Central and falls in love with Berry’s character. When the riots erupt, he helps Berry in protecting her children from the violence.
Featured in the film are Douglas Spain, Lamar Johnson, Issac Ryan Brown, Kaalan Walker and Rachel Hilson.
Erguven, who directed the acclaimed, Oscar-nominated French drama “Mustang,” is making her English language debut.
Maven Pictures co-founders Trudie Styler, Celine Rattray and Charlotte Ubben executive produced alongside Wei Han of Bliss Media. Maven and Bliss also co-financed the film. It is produced and co-financed by Charles Gillibert of CG Cinema. He also produced “Mustang.”
“Kings” is also co-produced by Canal Plus, France 2 Cinema and Ad Vitam in France, and by Scope Pictures in Belgium.
The Orchard is planning a fall release for the film.