The horror film ‘Mother Land’ is about a mother who is tormented by a demonic presence.
Halle Berry has joined the cast of Alexandre Aja’s upcoming Lionsgate thriller Mother Land (Oxygen, The Hills Have Eyes). According to Deadline, the Oscar winner will star in the next picture, which will begin production next year. Berry will play a mother of twin sons who is haunted by an evil spirit in the film Mother Land. When her sons begin to doubt that this terrible spirit is genuine, her relationship with them is strained.
Erin Westerman, Lionsgate’s Production President, issued the following statement in conjunction with the casting announcement:
“We’re ecstatic to be working with Halle and Alex again. Halle is a film powerhouse, and she’s the ideal actress to communicate the mother’s psychological terror as she tries to defend her family. And who better to raise the stakes than Alex? 21 Laps, a powerhouse production company, will offer a thrilling thriller that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats.”
Berry is most recognised for playing Storm in the X-Men films and for starring in the James Bond picture Die Another Day in 2002. Her portrayal in Monster’s Ball earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She recently participated in the films Kingsman: The Golden Circle, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, and Moonfall, a disaster film set in 2022. With the 2020 drama film Bruised, in which she also appeared, she made her directorial debut. Berry also has a leading part in Netflix’s upcoming sci-fi feature The Mothership, written by Bridge of Spies writer Matt Charman.
Mother Land is produced by 21 Laps, the studio behind Arrival, Denis Villeneuve’s film, and Stranger Things, a Netflix original series. 21 Laps is produced by Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, and Dan Levine, with Aja also contributing. Executive producers will be Berry and Holly Jeter. Kevin Coughlin and Ryan Grassby collaborated on the script. The film will be available for international distribution at the upcoming Cannes Marché du Film later this month, as part of Liongate’s market slate, which also includes Jonathan Levine’s Dirty Dancing, set for a 2024 release, and the Hunger Games prequel, Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, set for a 2023 release.