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There'll be no frothy rom-com needed to ease new mama Halle Berry back into the biz.
While she's been maintaining a very low postpartum profile, the Oscar winner is about to return to the big screen in a big way, signing on to star in and produce the psychological drama Frankie and Alice. It's her first professional undertaking since the March birth of daughter Nahla.
Far from being lightweight fare, the film, per Variety, follows a woman who has been diagnosed with multiple personality disorder. As if that weren't enough of a dramatic hook, one of the character's alter egos is a racist Caucasian.
No production date has yet been set and no other actors have yet been cast.
While the 41-year-old has several films in the works, including the romantic comedy Nappily Ever After, for which Berry has proclaimed she will shave her head in real time, Frankie and Alice is the first flick she's signed on to since welcoming her first child with her beau, model Gabriel Aubry.
The actress is also set to star in the John Singleton-directed drama Tulia, which will reunite Berry with her Monster's Ball costar Billy Bob Thornton. Originally scheduled to film late last year, the movie was postponed due to Berry's pregnancy.