*Morris Chestnut has piqued his success again with a marathon of roles coming his way.
The sexy chocolate actor was recently cast to play the lead male opposite Halle Berry in the thriller “The Hive.” And he’s getting a piece of the comedic action in “Kick-Ass 2,” playing the guardian for Chloe Moretz’s character.
But that’s not all. He’s also co-starring in the comedy, “ID Theft,” with Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy.
His latest job is on “Nurse Jackie” as the new trauma doctor, Ike Prentiss, a former Army medic who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
You go boy!
Actress Halle Berry was busy on the set of her latest film “The Hive” in South Central, California on July 17, 2012
*Citing a state official, The Los Angeles Times reports that Halle Berry and her film crew will be able to continue production as planned after the actress fell on set Tuesday night and injured her head.
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As previously reported, the Oscar winner was taken to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after she fell during a fight sequence on the set of her film “The Hive.” Sources told TMZ that Berry hit her head on concrete during the fall.
She was released from the hospital within hours, and TMZ is reporting that she’ll continue production on the film as planned.
Also, TMZ is reporting that her injury was not serious enough to warrant a state investigation of the workplace incident.
“The incident was not reported to Cal/OSHA and was not required to be reported,” said Peter Melton, OSHA spokesman. “She was released from the hospital quickly, so we will not be investigating.”
The OSHA official noted that his agency only looks into workplace accidents brought about by unsafe practices. “If she just fell on a concrete floor, we’re not going to go seal off the floor and say it’s dangerous,” Mr. Melton said.
Actress Halle Berry on the set of her latest film “The Hive”; in South Central, California (July 17, 2012)
*Halle Berry, 45, is out of the hospital this morning after suffering a head injury while filming her latest movie.
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The Oscar winner was rushed to Los Angeles’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Tuesday night after she fell on the set of her movie “The Hive” at about 10 p.m. and hit her head.
“Halle Berry suffered a minor head injury while shooting a fight sequence on the set of her film, The Hive,” says her spokesperson. “She was taken to the hospital as a precaution, but she checked out healthy and was released. She’ll continue production as planned.”
An ambulance was called to the location, reported TMZ.
Just last September, Berry broke her foot in Spain while walking in Majorca on a day off from filming.
Actress Halle Berry is in a great mood as she drops her daughter Nahla off at school in Los Angeles. (Feb. 22, 2012)
*Following extensive negotiations, Oscar winner Halle Berry is set to star in Troika Pictures’ thriller “The Hive,” reports Variety.
Set in a 911 call center, the fast-paced suspense story will find Berry playing a 911 emergency operator who must face her own fears in order to save a teenage girl from a disturbed killer.
Rich D’Ovidio wrote the script, which is based on an original story by Nicole D’Ovidio, Jon Bokencamp and the scribe. Brad Anderson will direct this summer.
Berry was attached to a previous incarnation of the project when Joel Schumacher was onboard to direct. She wasn’t involved with the film when Anderson signed on to direct in January, citing personal scheduling issues at the time. Several top actresses pursued the project, but Berry recommitted to star after the start date was pushed back, according to Variety.
“Ms. Berry has always been our first choice to star in ‘The Hive,’ and we’re thrilled that we were able to put this together in and around Los Angeles with the help of the California Tax Incentive,” said Troika Pictures’ Michael Helfant and Robert Stein.
“I’m thrilled to be working with Halle on this,” added Anderson. “It’s a formidable role for an equally formidable actress.”
Berry recently appeared in “New Year’s Eve” and can currently be seen in John Stockwell’s shark film “Dark Tide.” She’ll next appear alongside fellow Oscar winner Tom Hanks and in WB’s big-budget sci-fi outing “Cloud Atlas,” from directors Andy and Lana Wachowski, as well as Tom Tykwer.