Don’t mess with Halle Berry’s kid.
The X-Men star and former Bond girl will come after you with everything she has, as seen in this sneak peek and trailer reveal for the thriller Kidnap (in theaters this winter).
Berry plays Karla McCoy, a mother frantically trying to find her son, Frankie, after he’s kidnapped from a park — a hot pursuit that requires throwing her minivan into reverse on the highway to backtrack to an exit. Berry even swings a lethal shovel and utters the Schwarzenegger-esque line “You took the wrong kid.”
“That’s my Arnold moment,” says Berry, 50. “I’m strong with the shovel.”
She’s also strong in spirit. Berry campaigned vigorously for 2013 California legislation that protects celebrities’ children from paparazzi. It’s a cause so passionate to her that Berry named her 606 Films production company after the successful state Senate bill, SB 606.
Berry acknowledges she was “feeling fiery and determined” when the Kidnap script arrived in 2014. The story of a mother fighting to pull her son from the clutches of predators “struck a chord,” says Berry, who produces and stars in her first leading screen role since 2013’s The Call. (Kidnap‘s release has been delayed by financier Relativity Media’s bankruptcy proceedings.)
The thriller revolves entirely around Karla, who is forced to save her son on her own. The fact that Frankie is played by Sage Correa, now 8 and the same age as Berry’s daughter, Nahla, made the emotional connection even stronger.
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SOURCE: Bryan Alexander