With his role as James Bond still up in the air, Daniel Craig is moving on to other projects. He is currently in talks to star opposite Halle Berry in the drama KINGS which takes place in Los Angeles during the Rodney King trial in 1992.
The film marks the English-language debut of Mustang director Deniz Gamze Erguven. Craig will play Ollie, a loner and one of the few white residents living in South Central L.A. He befriends and falls for Berry’s character, a tough protective mother. When the riots explode, he helps her track down her kids through the violence.
Vincent Maraval of Insiders is selling the film with CAA handling domestic. Charles Gillibert is set to produce.
Craig was recently cast in Steven Soderbergh’s ensemble heist film Logan Lucky. He is also starring in the Todd Field-directed Showtime series Purity based on the Jonathan Franzen novel and produced by Scott Rudin.
Berry is set to star opposite Michael Douglas in the Adrian Lyne-directed Silence and can be seen next in action sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle with Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Channing Tatum and Julianne Moore.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer
This news was first reported by Deadline.