Halle Berry, the Academy Award-winning actor, will star in and executive produce The Mothership for Netflix and MRC Film, the streaming platform announced through a statement.
According to Netflix, the film will follow Sara Morse (played by Berry) a year since her husband mysteriously vanished from their rural farm. The plot continues with her discovering a strange, extraterrestrial object underneath their home. Sara and her kids then “embark on a race to find their husband, father, and most importantly – the truth”.
The sci-fi adventure film will be directed by Matthew Charman, which will be his debut feature directorial. Charman had earlier co-written the screenplay of Bridge of Spies, with Joel and Ethan Cohen, which was nominated for an Academy Award for the same.
Fred Berger and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones will be producing the film under their Automatik banner. Danny Stillman will be the executive producer, alongside Berry.
Berry’s directorial feature debut Bruised, which was featured at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, has also been picked up by Netflix. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film follows “a washed-up MMA fighter struggling for redemption as both an athlete and a mother. Jackie ‘Justice’ has been working multiple jobs and barely scraping by ever since losing an important match years ago. When her boyfriend, Desi manages to trick her into going to an underground fight, her passion for the sport is reignited. As Jackie prepares to go back to the only thing she is good at, the son she once abandoned is dropped off at her doorstep. Confronted by her past choices and traumas, Jackie will have to fight to reclaim the two most meaningful things she has walked away from: six-year-old Manny and an MMA title.”
She will also be seen in the upcoming John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum. She also has Roland Emmerich’s upcoming space drama Moonfall.