Three years ago, Brad Anderson thriller The Call placed Halle Berry on the other end of the line as a veteran emergency call operator, one tasked with rescuing a hapless young woman. Fast forward to now and the Oscar-winner is ready to face her own hostage situation in Kidnap, Luis Prieto’s upcoming thriller that has been aligned for an early December release.
Entering full kick-ass mode, Halle Berry plays Karla McCoy, a mother who goes on something of a rampage when her young son is kidnapped from a local park.
Drawing from her own experiences, Kidnap presented a role that Berry relished from the off, delving into high-octane action often reserved for the likes of, say, Liam Neeson or Arnold Schwarzenegger – one-liners and all.
“Being a parent, I understood this in a very visceral way. I play an ordinary mom forced to act in extraordinary ways. I got to put in a little of what Halle Berry would do in this situation. That was fun. Driving backward in highway traffic, that was a first for me. That looking-back visual of cars speeding toward you at 80 miles per hour, your heart leaves your body.”
Initially placed on the shelf due to Relativity’s financial woes, Kidnap is expected to hit theaters on December 2 when Sage Correa, Chris McGinn and Lew Temple will be rounding out the ensemble.
Source: USA Today