Halle Berry leaves a friend's house in Lake Hollywood. (Feb. 24, 2011)

*Halle Berry may be bracing for another custody fight with baby daddy Gabriel Aubry – this time over a Broadway play she may star in later this year.

Although no official casting announcement has been made, the New York Post reported in July that Berry and Samuel L. Jackson will topline Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop, which received a 2010 Laurence Olivier Award nomination for Best Play.

The production, which imagines a meeting between an enigmatic hotel maid and Martin Luther King, Jr. the night before his assassination, would cast Jackson as MLK and Berry as the maid.

According to TMZ, “Gabriel is ready to raise the same stink he made over Halle going to NYC to film ‘New Year’s Eve.’”

As previously reported, Gabriel was shot down when he asked the judge to prohibit Halle from taking their daughter Nahla to New York for the “New Year’s Eve” shoot — which will last one week.

“The Mountaintop” is scheduled to run for about four months.

Meanwhile…

Halle Berry was spotted leaving a pre-Oscars party Wednesday night at Chateau Marmont and heading home with her boyfriend Olivier Martinez.

Halle Berry is driven home by boyfriend Olivier Martinez after attending a pre-Oscars party at Chateau Marmont. (Feb. 23, 2011)

Halle Berry is driven home by boyfriend Olivier Martinez after attending a pre-Oscars party at Chateau Marmont.

The party was hosted by Harvey Weinstein. The couple posed for the cameras inside the event, which was for the fashion house Dior.