Daniel Craig is in talks to star with Halle Berry in “Mustang” director Deniz Gamze Erguven’s English-language debut feature “Kings”.
Set against a backdrop of rising tensions in Los Angeles during the Rodney King trial in 1992, Craig will play a loner and one of the very few white residents of South Central. He befriends and falls in love with Berry’s tough, protective mother character.
When the riots explode in the city, Craig’s character helps Berry try and track down her kids and save them from the worst of the violence which lasted six days and spread across the city -leading ultimately to fifty-five deaths in its wake.
The tone is said to be similar to “Mustang” which is one of the year’s most acclaimed films. Charles Gillibert is producing.