Codeblack Acquires Halle Berry’s ‘Frankie & Alice’ Film

Movies & TV

/ September 28, 2013

Somewhere in America, there’s someone who already has Frankie & Alice available for purchase. But don’t tell that to Lionsgate / Codeblack Films who picked up the distribution rights for the film!

The Halle Berry-led drama, which co-starred Stellan Skarsgard (Thor, The Avengers), earned a number of award consideration screenings a few years back. Apparently, after audiences and press saw the film it was halted and never came to see the light of day.

Word recently broke that Lionsgate’s Codeblack Films division has picked up the distribution rights for Frankie & Alice with plans to release it on April 14, 2014. After almost five years since the initial completion of filming, Geoffrey Sax’s (White Noise) based on true story finds Halle Berry playing Frankie Murdoch, a woman suffering from multiple personality disorder in the 1970s.

Finding a home at Codeblack is ideal, as the company is keen at creating / distributing projects within the African American market. Recent hits such as the concert film Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain could help audiences dive back into the picture, which debuted in the Cannes market in 2010.

You can see the trailer for Frankie & Alice below:

Phylicia Rashad and Chandra Wilson co-star alongside Halle Berry, as the thriller aims for release into theaters on April 14, 2014.

Up next for Codeblack are the romantic drama Things Never Said starring Omari Hardwick; the suspense thriller Repentance starring Forest Whitaker; and The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete which stars Jennifer Hudson.

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