Halle Berry signs for ‘Doris Payne’ heist film

Halle Berry has signed to star in the heist film “Who Is Doris Payne.” The film is from Eunetta Boone’s fact-based script about an international jewel thief.

Variety reports the film is developed by J2 partners Justin Berfield and Jason Felts. The duo just got Fox Broadcasting to pick up their pilot “Sons of Tucson” – which will return Berfield to the studio for the first time since his Reese role with “Malcolm in the Middle.”

He has tapped Todd Holland (who handled the “Malcolm in the Middle” pilot) to handle directing chores on the “Sons of Tucson” pilot.

J2 also just finished work on the Jessica Alba flick “An Invisible Sign of My Own” – which follows a math genius who becomes a withdrawn following her father’s illness.

Berry is currently shooting “Frankie and Alice” and will handle the role of Venus Johnson in the upcoming “Nappily Ever After.”

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