While some production companies decide to look to create fresh, new films (check out Platinum Dunes’ new film strategy), others prefer to continue the remake trend of Hollywood, as usual. This time, Sony Pictures is in the early stages of a Jagged Edge remake and has attached Halle Berry in a main role.
For those unfamiliar with the title, the original version was released in 1985 and starred Jeff Bridges and Glenn Close in the courtroom thriller. The story follows Jack (Bridges), who finds himself accused of murdering his wife, heiress Page Forrester (Maria Mayenzet). Jack hires attorney Teddy Barnes (Close) to defend him, and both end up falling for each other in the middle of the legal feud.
Jagged Edge received an Academy Award nomination in the category of best supporting actor for Robert Loggia’s performance as Sam Ransom, among other nominations in smaller award ceremonies.
So far, no director or additional talent have been announced as part of the project. At this time Sony has not commented on Berry’s attachment to the film. Doug Belgrad (Peter Rabbit) and Matti Leshem (The Shallows) will serve as producers, and Scott Strauss (Proud Mary) and Steven Bersch (who previously worked at Fox Interactive) are currently supervising pre-production.
Jagged Edge would be the second project that Berry has upcoming. The actress, who was last seen on 2017 releases (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) also has an action-comedy titled Mother in production, with Emilio Ferrari directing.
Source: Variety – “Film News Roundup: Halle Berry Signed for ‘Jagged Edge’ Remake at Sony”