Halle Berry is set to adapt her 1992 movie "Boomerang" for television. The 52-year-old actor, who got her breakthrough big screen appearance in the rom-com, is teaming up with writer-actor Lena Waithe for the show.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, both Berry and Waithe will executive produce the reboot for BET channel. "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 trailblazer in her own right.
"I'm truly excited to be a part of bringing this iconic and beloved film to the small screen," the actor said in a statement. "Boomerang" starred Eddie Murphy as a womaniser, Marcus Graham, who is forced into rethinking his chauvinistic behaviour and outlook on life after meeting his new boss Jacqueline Broyer (Robin Givens). Berry portrayed his colleague and love interest Angela Lewis.
Berry also took to Twitter to share the news. "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!" Berry wrote.
The new series, written by Waithe and Ben Cory Jones, will focus on the lives of Jacqueline's son and now married Marcus and Angela's daughter as they seek to step out of their parents' shadows.
"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!" Waithe said of the new plot.
The first series of the show is set to run for 10 episodes and will premiere in next year.