TriStar Pictures has released the first trailer for the upcoming thriller The Call (previously titled The Hive). Directed by Brad Anderson (The Machinist), the film stars Halle Berry as a 911 operator who, after taking a life-altering call from a teenager (Abigail Breslin) that’s been kidnapped, realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life. Though the premise is fairly straightforward, the trailer is actually pretty interesting and makes The Call look like it could be a neat little thriller.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Morris Chestnut, Michael Eklund, and Michael Imperioli. The Call opens on March 15th.
Here’s a look at some new images from the following projects:
- From executive producer Guillermo del Toro comes Andres Muschietti’s directorial debut, Mama, a horror film starring Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier and Isabelle Nélisse.
- The first official image from Dennis Dugan’s Grown Ups 2 features Salma Hayek’s boobs…oh, and Kevin James, Chris Rock, Maria Bello, David Spade and Adam Sandler.
- The first official image of Halley Berry from The Call, Brad Anderson’s thriller that was previously known as The Hive. The picture also stars Abigail Breslin, Morris Chestnut and Michael Imperioli.
Hit the jump to check out all the new images.
Only two days into 2013 and we’ve already got our first release date shuffle. Check out the changes for the following films:
- Carrie, the horror remake directed by Kimberly Peirce and starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore, will now open on a more thematically appropriate October 18, 2013.
- No Good Deed, a thriller starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson, will move back to January 17, 2014.
- George Clooney’s Monuments Men, which sports the crazy cast of Daniel Craig, Jean Dujardin, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, John Goodman, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville and Clooney himself, will open just a couple of days earlier on December 18, 2013.
- The Call, previously known as The Hive, is a thriller from director Brad Anderson that stars Halle Berry and will open on March 15, 2013.
Hit the jump for posters and synopses of the above-mentioned films.
Halle Berry is set to lead the suspense-thriller The Hive for The Machinist director Brad Anderson. According to Variety, Berry will play “911 emergency operator who must face her own fears in order to save a teenage girl from a disturbed killer.” We reported in January that Joel Schumacher had dropped off the project and been replaced by Anderson. Berry had also dropped out due to scheduling, but now she’s back on board since the start date has been pressed back. Filming is set to begin in June in Los Angeles.
Berry recently co-starred in New Year’s Eve, and she’ll next be seen in the shark movie Dark Tide. In a more prestigious move, she’s also co-starring in the Wachowski Siblings and Tom Tykwer‘s adaptation of Cloud Atlas. Like her co-stars in that film, Berry will be playing multiple roles, which include a Jewish woman in the 1930s and an old tribal woman.
When last we reported on the Troika Pictures’ thriller The Hive, it was to announce that director Joel Schumacher (The Phantom of the Opera) had made it his next project. Now it seems as if Schumacher has exited, having been replaced by The Machinist director, Brad Anderson. The film, which sets up in an emergency call center, follows a 911 operator who must overcome her past if she hopes to prevent a serial killer from claiming another victim. Originally reported to have Halle Berry attached (who dropped out due to scheduling issues), several top actresses have expressed interest. In a script by Rich D’Ovidio (Exit Wounds), The Hive is scheduled to begin production in late spring. Hit the jump for more.
Director Joel Schumacher has settled on his next project, a suspense-thriller called The Hive. Scripted by Rich D’Ovidio (Exit Wounds), the story centers on “on an emergency operator who must confront a killer from her past to save a young girl’s life.” Variety reports that Troika Pictures will be producing the project.
Schumacher has had a rough last few years (or decades, depending on who you talk to). After 2007’s Jim Carrey vehicle The Number 23, the director saw a minimal release of his follow-up Blood Creek, and his next film Twelve was released last year to downright abysmal reviews. Schumacher wrapped on his latest film, Tresspass, last fall. The film stars Nicholas Cage and Nicole Kidman and is poised to be released sometime this year.