Halle Berry is in talks to star in the thriller “The Surrogate” for 20th Century Fox says The Hollywood Reporter
Based on the 2004 book by Kathryn Mackel, the story centers on a couple desperate to have a child who find themselves in an unbearable position when they find out the surrogate they hired to carry their baby is insane.
Berry would play the wife who wants to have the child and the studio is apparently keen to have her involved but no formal arrangements or meetings have yet been made.
“Total Recall” and “Basic Instinct” director Paul Verhoeven came onboard last week to develop and direct the film. Ralph Winter, Deborah Giarratana, Robin Guthrie and Susana Zepeda are producing.