Halle Berry has signed on as the female lead for Moonfall, the Roland Emmerich-helmed sci-fi epic that was acquired by Lionsgate late last year.
The pic follows a mysterious force that knocks the moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision course with life as we know it. With mere weeks before impact, and against all odds, a ragtag team launches an impossible last-ditch mission into space, leaving behind everyone they love and risking everything to land on the lunar surface and save the planet from annihilation.
Berry is joining Josh Gad, previously announced as part of the cast. The Oscar-winning actress will play a NASA astronaut-turned-administrator whose last space mission holds a clue about the impending catastrophe.
Emmerich, Harald Kloser and Spenser Cohen co-wrote the screenplay which Emmerich is producing under his Centropolis Entertainment banner. Kloser is producing through his company, Street Entertainment. Executive producers are Dennis Wang, James Wang, J.P. Pettinato, Marco Shepherd, Ute Emmerich, Carsten Lorenz and Stuart Ford.
Production is slated to begin this fall in Montreal.
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