Halle Berry Says She’s ‘Thrilled’ to Be Adapting Her 1992 Romantic Comedy Movie Featuring Eddie Murphy, “Boomerang,” Into a TV Series for BET

Early days: The 52-year-old actress starred opposite Eddie Murphy in the romantic comedy and she is now teaming up with Master Of None writer-and-actress Lena Waithe to executive produce the TV version for BET

Halle Berry is adapting her 1992 movie Boomerang into a TV series.

The 52-year-old actress starred opposite Eddie Murphy in the romantic comedy and she is now teaming up with Master Of None writer-and-actress Lena Waithe to executive produce the TV version for BET.

‘I’m thrilled to team up with Lena on this project as she is without a doubt a leading voice of her generation and a trail blazer in her own right,’ the beauty said in a statement.

New project: Halle Berry is adapting her 1992 movie Boomerang into a TV series, she said on Tuesday; seen here in June

New project: Halle Berry is adapting her 1992 movie Boomerang into a TV series, she said on Tuesday; seen here in June

‘I’m truly excited to be a part of bringing this iconic and beloved film to the small screen.’

Boomerang starred Eddie as hot shot advertising executive and womanizer Marcus Graham who gets a taste of his own medicine when he meets his new boss Jacqueline Broyer – played by The Perfect Match actress Robin Givens – which forces him to reassess his chauvinistic behaviour and outlook on life.

Halle portrayed his colleague and love interest Angela Lewis.

Breakdown: Boomerang starred Eddie as hot shot advertising executive and womaniser Marcus Graham who gets a taste of his own medicine when he meets his new boss Jacqueline Broyer - played by The Perfect Match actress Robin Givens - which forces him to reassess his chauvinistic behaviour and outlook on life.

Breakdown: Boomerang starred Eddie as hot shot advertising executive and womaniser Marcus Graham who gets a taste of his own medicine when he meets his new boss Jacqueline Broyer Рplayed by The Perfect Match actress Robin Givens Рwhich forces him to reassess his chauvinistic behaviour and outlook on life.

The new series – written by Lena and Ben Cory Jones – will focus on the lives of Jacqueline’s son and married couple Marcus and Angela’s daughter as they seek to step out of their parents’ shadows.

Explaining the fresh plot, Lena said: ‘This is less of a reboot and more of a continuation of the original story. There’s no point in trying to remake a classic. It can’t be done. So we want to create something fresh that speaks to a new generation. We hope people will come to the show with an open mind and ready to embrace the new world we’ve created!’

Announcing the news on Twitter, Halle told her followers: ‘Excited to announce that @LenaWaithe, @BET and I are bringing #Boomerang to the small screen! Cannot wait for you guys to see what’s coming – blessed to have Lena’s drive and ingenuity on this talented team! (sic)’

The first series of Boomerang will run for 10 episodes and will premiere in 2019.

SOURCE: Daily Mail – Heidi Parker