Halle Berry to Play White Woman
Well, sort of....
Halle Berry has just signed on to star in Class Act for Dreamworks. The film tells the real-life story of Tierney Cahill.
Cahill is a teacher from Reno, Nev., who took a challenge from her sixth-grade students to run for Congress in the 2000 elections on the condition that they would help run her campaign. The single mother ultimately lost her bid to an incumbent, but she ended up winning 35% of the popular vote.
The real Cahill, is a white woman. Producers felt that it was best to hire an actress they felt could play the role rather than find an actress that looked like Cahill.
Production starts in May.
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