Three years ago, actressHalle Berry and director Marc Forster were both in Berlin to promote Monster'sBall. Since then, she has won an Oscar and become one of Hollywood'sbiggest stars and he directed the seven-times Oscar nominated FindingNeverland.
Now the two are planning tore-team on the story of Egyptian queen Nefertiti, the wife of the great PharaohAkhenaten who achieved status similar to that of her husband.
Berry, who is executiveproducer of current HBO Films movie Lackawanna Blues, is producing theproject and will star as Nefertiti. A script is currently being commissioned.
"It may not be my nextfilm because Marc is working on a movie right now," she told Screen,"but we're hoping to get it all put together and shooting by early 2006.We're both really excited about it."
Forster is currentlydirecting the comedy Stranger Than Fiction with Will Ferrell, DustinHoffman, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emma Thompson and Queen Latifah.
His next released film willbe the thriller Stay with Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts for 20th CenturyFox. Berry is currently promoting her voice performance in Chris Wedge's newanimated comedy Robots. She is attached to star in several picturesincluding Perfect Stranger for Revolution Studios.