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Berry Scary

Details on Halle Berry's upcoming thriller -- In ''Gothika,'' the Oscar-winning actress stars as a psychiatrist accused of murdering her husband

Halle Berry, Oscars 2003 | HALLE STORM Berry goes ''Gothika'' for her role opposite Robert Downey Jr.
Image credit: Halle Berry: Dan MacMedan/WireImage.com
HALLE STORM Berry goes ''Gothika'' for her role opposite Robert Downey Jr.

Adrien Brody's smooch partner just arrived in Canada to film the Warner Bros. thriller ''Gothika,'' being helmed by director and sometime actor (best known as Audrey Tautou's amour in ''Amélie'') Mathieu Kassovitz. ''It's a cross between ''The Ring'' and ''The Sixth Sense,'' a ghost story that's also a psychological thriller,'' Berry says.

She plays a psychiatrist who wakes up in her workplace -- a mental hospital for female murderers -- to be told by a doctor (Robert Downey Jr.) that she's axed her husband to death. Is she in fact a psychiatrist? Or a murderous mental patient suffering from delusions? Reluctant to reveal plot tidbits, Berry will only say, ''She struggles to figure out how the hell she got there and what she did. That's why I love it! It's creepy! Creepy!'' (Additional reporting by Scott Brown and Hillary Atkin)

Originally posted Apr 09, 2003 Published in issue #704 Apr 11, 2003 Order article reprints