Halle Berry May Star in Verhoeven's The Surrogate
06.01.09 by REELZ
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Halle Berry is in talks to star in The Surrogate, directed by Paul Verhoeven (Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Starship Troopers).
The thriller marks Verhoeven's return to Hollywood after helming the critically acclaimed Dutch-language Black Book and the period piece The Winter Queen, which is still in production.
The script for The Surrogate will stem from the novel by Kathryn Mackel. If cast, Berry would play the part of Bethany Dolan, a wife struggling to bear children. The Dolans find a surrogate mother in Sable, a computer expert who convinces the couple to let her into the family. Sable, however, has a shady past that becomes more of a danger as the pregnancy progresses. The cover of the novel labels it as a "Christian Chiller," although it's unclear if the religious and supernatural elements of the story will translate to the big-screen adaptation.