OSCAR-winning actress Halle Berry has signed up to star in a film adaptation of acclaimed Broadway production Lackawanna Blues.

At the end of the month (FEB04), the MONSTER'S BALL star will fly from shooting her anticipated movie Catwoman in Canada to Los Angeles for the HBO FEATURE FILMS project, which she'll also produce.

The beloved play, by TONY and OBIE winner RUBEN SANTIAGO HUDSON, was inspired by his childhood experiences in a small New York town - and by 'NANNY', he boarding house operator who raised him amid an array of drifters, dreamers and eccentrics.

The cast also includes Liev Schreiber, Geoffrey Wright, RUBEN SANTIAGO JR and Rosie Perez.

22/02/2004 10:30