Halle Berry will star in a remake of courtroom thriller “Jagged Edge” for Sony Pictures in a project that's in the early stages of development with Matti Leshem and Doug Belgrad producing.
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions topper Steven Bersch and Scott Strauss are supervising the project, according to Variety.
The original 1985 thriller “Jagged Edge” starred Glenn Close and Jeff Bridges and involved Bridges' publisher character being accused of murdering his heiress wife. Close portrayed the lawyer for Bridges character and Robert Loggia was nominated for an Oscar for his role as a private detective.
Berry won an Oscar herself for “Monster's Ball” in the Best Actress category, becoming the first black woman to win the award. She appeared in last year's “Kingsman: the Golden Circle”, thriller “Kidnap” (which she also executive produced) and indie “Kings” opposite Daniel Craig.