So, here’s the scoop – Halle Berry’s sci-fi extravaganza, The Mothership, won’t be hitting Netflix any time soon, according to US media.
The Netflix Snub
Netflix apparently hit pause on releasing the film, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. Why, you ask? Well, it seems like some serious reshoot action is needed during the post-production phase. Halle Berry, also a co-producer, wrapped up filming with her crew back in 2021, and the initial plan was to drop the flick in 2022. But plans, as they say, are made to be broken.
As of now, Berry and Netflix are keeping tight-lipped about the whole affair – no official comments yet.
The Mothership Preview
Let’s rewind a bit. In February 2021, Netflix gave us a sneak peek, shouting from the rooftops, “Oscar Winner Halle Berry to Star in The Mothership.” The streaming giant pitched it as a sci-fi rollercoaster, following Sara Morse (played by Berry) one year after her hubby mysteriously vanishes from their cozy rural farm. The twist? A bizarre alien thingamajig shows up under their home, and Sara, along with her kiddos, goes on a wild chase to find her man, uncover the truth, and, you know, deal with extraterrestrial shenanigans.
The Buzzkill – Lengthy Delays
But hold up, here comes the buzzkill. Reports from various entertainment hotspots spill the tea that Netflix pulled the plug due to some serious delays in post-production. Translation: The film’s been stuck in the editing room for a while, and Netflix ain’t having it.
Charman’s Directorial Debut Derailed
The Mothership would have marked the directorial debut for British Oscar nominee Matthew Charman. Tough break, mate. No word from him, Berry, or Netflix on how they’re taking this plot twist.
Berry and Netflix Bromance
Here’s a twist in the tale – Halle Berry’s got a multi-picture bromance with Netflix. She kicked off her directorial journey on the platform with the drama Bruised in 2020. Now, we’re in a bit of a pickle with The Mothership. Oh, and heads up – Berry’s not just sitting around. She’s gearing up for an action-packed Netflix thriller, The Union, where she’ll be sharing screen space with Mark Wahlberg.
Netflix’s Numbers Game
In other Netflix news, they’re riding high on a wave of new sign-ups. Apparently, folks were so pumped by cracking down on password-sharing that they decided to get their own accounts. The streaming giant added a whopping 13.1 million subscriptions in the final three months of last year, marking its best quarter since 2020. And you guessed it – is feeling pretty good about their growth vibes, so they’re planning to sprinkle some price hikes into the mix.
Wrapping It Up
So, there you have it – Halle Berry’s The Mothership hit a bit of a snag on Netflix, with reshoots causing the delay. But fear not, Berry fans, she’s got more Netflix adventures lined up. As for The Mothership, only time will tell if it manages to beam into our screens eventually. Until then, stay tuned for more rollercoasters and Hollywood plot twists.