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Halle Berry turning Boomerang into TV series

Halle Berry and 'Master of None' writer-and-actress Lena Waithe are turning 1992 movie 'Boomerang' into a TV series.

Halle Berry turning Boomerang into TV series

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Halle Berry is adapting her 1992 movie 'Boomerang' into a TV series.

The 52-year-old actress starred opposite Eddie Murphy in the romantic comedy and she is now teaming up with 'Master of None' writer-and-actress Lena Waithe to executive produce the TV version for BET.

Speaking about the project, Halle said in a statement: "I'm thrilled to team up with Lena on this project as she is without a doubt a leading voice of her generation and a trail blazer in her own right.

"I'm truly excited to be a part of bringing this iconic and beloved film to the small screen."

'Boomerang' starred Eddie as hot shot advertising executive and womaniser Marcus Graham who gets a taste of his own medicine when he meets his new boss Jacqueline Broyer - played by 'The Perfect Match' actress Robin Givens - which forces him to reassess his chauvinistic behaviour and outlook on life.

Halle portrayed his colleague and love interest Angela Lewis.

The new series - written by Lena and Ben Cory Jones - will focus on the lives of Jacqueline's son and married couple Marcus and Angela's daughter as they seek to step out of their parents' shadows.

Explaining the fresh plot, Lena said: "This is less of a reboot and more of a continuation of the original story. There's no point in trying to remake a classic. It can't be done. So we want to create something fresh that speaks to a new generation. We hope people will come to the show with an open mind and ready to embrace the new world we've created!"

Announcing the news on Twitter, Halle told her followers: "Excited to announce that @LenaWaithe, @BET and I are bringing #Boomerang to the small screen! Cannot wait for you guys to see whats coming - blessed to have Lena's drive and ingenuity on this talented team! (sic)"

The first series of 'Boomerang' will run for 10 episodes and will premiere in 2019.

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