According to Deadline, both Daniel Craig and Halle Berry have signed up for Kings, a romantic drama set amid the tense atmosphere of the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Craig will play a white “loner” who lives in South Central, while Berry’s “a tough, protective mother who looks after a group of kids.” It’ll be the English-language debut for Turkish director Deniz Gamze Erguven, whose Mustang was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Oscars. Kings is the second major L.A. riots movie in the works right now; American Crime’s John Ridley is set to write and direct his own film about the riots. Is there room for both? Seeing as 2016 has already seen two critically acclaimed but wildly different O.J. Simpson projects, we’d say yeah, probably.
Craig and Berry. Photo: Getty Images