Recently, Badass Digest reported that Halle Berry will be starring in “The Student” for Dutch director Paul Verhoeven known for “Showgirls,” “Starship Troppers” and the excellent, late-career redeeming “Black Book” in 2006. The problem: This is news to everyone in both camps. Reps for Halle Berry, her CAA agents and Relativity Media, the studio behind this picture, call this story a “fantastic idea, but sadly it isn’t true.” Reps for Verhoeven also say this is untrue, his management goes so far as to say it’s, “totally inaccurate.”
The studio says the project is actually in development and doesn’t have a director nor any actors attached so consider the report incorrect across the board.
What is accurate is that Berry recently dropped out of Garry Marshall‘s “New Year’s Eve” and was replaced with Katherine Heigl as she is currently in a custody battle over her daughter reports the Associated Press.