Deadline reports that Sony is developing a remake of the 1985 thriller Jagged Edge, intended to be a star vehicle for Halle Berry. The project is considered a priority for the studio and screenwriters are currently being looked at. Matti Leshem and Doug Belgrad will produce it.
The original Jagged Edge starred Glenn Close, Jeff Bridges and Robert Loggia, and focused on a “San Francisco heiress is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her dashing newspaper publisher husband Jack is accused of committing the gruesome crime. He hires lawyer Teddy Barnes to defend him, and their chemistry spills into an affair. Even though the lawyer is falling in love, can’t shake the feeling that something isn’t quite right with the case, with the killer sending anonymous notes pecked out on an old typewriter. Is Jack the key to a happy future for the lawyer if she can get him acquitted in a courtroom, or is he a sociopath?”
Halle Berry is enjoying a little bit of a career resurgence after starring in last year’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Kidnap. However, she is still best known for playing Storm in the X-Men franchise from 2000-2014.
Do you think Jagged Edge is a step in the right direction for Berry?