Los Angeles, June 29 (IANS) Actor Daniel Craig is in talks to star alongside Halle Berry in the upcoming film “Kings”.
The film is an independent drama set against the backdrop of the 1992 Los Angeles riots, reports variety.com.
“Mustang” director Deniz Gamze Erguven will helm “Kings” from her own script. The film will mark her English-language debut.
If Craig joins the project, he will portray a loner who lives in South Central Los Angeles and falls in love with Berry’s character. When the riots erupt, he will help Berry in protecting her children from the violence.
The riots started a few hours after a jury in suburban Simi Valley acquitted four Los Angeles Police officers of use of excessive force in the videotaped arrest and beating of Rodney King in 1991 following a high-speed chase. A total of 55 people died during the riots amid looting, assault and arson causing more than $1 billion of property damage.