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Halle Berry drops out of MLK Broadway play over custody issues



We though all of Halle Berry's custody issues with ex-boy toy Gabriel Aubry were settled, but it seems she's going to have to drop out of another production due to more problems concerning daughter Nahla. The difference is that this time it's on Broadway and not in movie theaters.

Berry has bowed out of The Mountaintop, a play by Katori Hall about the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the New York Times reports. Halle was slated to star opposite of Samuel L. Jackson in the lead role; Berry would have played Camae, a hotel maid at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. It is a major role in Hall's fictionalized vision of the night before King was assassinated.

"Ms. Berry would not be appearing in the role due to child-custody issues," a terse statement from producers said. The actress had earlier this year dropped out an ensemble project called New Year's Eve for the same reason, then rejoined the cast in a different role after Katherine Heigl took her part. We kinda doubt that will happen this time around, though.


[Last modified: Sunday, April 17, 2011 8:53pm]


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