Halle Berry Thrilled to Work With Lena Waithe on New 'Boomerang' Series
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Lena herself explains the upcoming BET series will be 'less of a reboot and more of a continuation of the original story,' reasoning that there's no point in trying to remake a classic.

AceShowbiz - Actress Halle Berry is helping to adapt her 1992 movie "Boomerang" for a new TV series.

The Oscar winner is teaming up with Master of None writer/actress Lena Waithe to executive produce the show for U.S. network BET.

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

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What you think about you bring about. And there are very few things I spent more time thinking about than BOOMERANG when I was a kid. To continue this story with @benthewriter / @rishirajani / @dimedavis and @halleberry by my side is truly a dream come true. Thank you @bet and @paramountpics for trusting us with such a beloved film. We won’t let y’all down. #Boomerang #theSeries

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The original movie starred Eddie Murphy as hotshot advertising executive and womanizer Marcus Graham, who is forced to reconsider his chauvinistic behaviour after meeting his match in his new boss Jacqueline Broyer, played by actress Robin Givens. Berry portrayed Murphy's onscreen colleague and love interest, Angela Lewis.

The new take on the classic romantic comedy will focus on the lives of Broyer's son and the daughter of Marcus and his now-wife Angela, as they seek to step out of their parents' shadows, reports Variety.com.

Waithe co-wrote the pilot with showrunner Ben Cory Jones, and she explains the project is far from a reboot.

"This is less of a reboot and more of a continuation of the original story," she says. "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!"

Dime Davis, who worked with Lena on her TV drama The Chi, has been tapped to direct multiple installments of the 10-episode series, which will premiere next year (19).

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