In February 2013, Halle Berry attended the Chicago premiere of the American psychological crime thriller “The Call” in a black cold-shoulder dress by Helmut Lang paired with Brian Atwood sandals.
Halle Berry wore a Helmut Lang ‘Gala’ dress featuring an asymmetrical neckline and a cut-out detail on the shoulder (Credit: C.M. Wiggins / WENN)
The Premiere Event
The premiere was held at the Showplace Icon Theater. Halle was joined at the premiere by her co-star Morris Chestnut, who portrays Officer Paul Phillips, her boyfriend in the film.
Behind The Scenes of ‘The Call’
The film is about a 911 operator who answers a call from an abducted girl, played by Abigail Breslin. The idea for the film, which is not based on a true story, came to screenwriter Richard D’Ovidio when his wife watched an interview with a 911 operator on television.
To research the subject, he visited the Los Angeles Metropolitan Communications Dispatch Center and was surprised to discover that it had its own backup generators, bulletproof windows, and a moat.
Halle Berry as seasoned LAPD 9-1-1 operator Jordan Turner in the 2013 American psychological crime thriller film The Call (Credit: Sony Pictures Releasing)
To save the 15-year-old Leah Templeton, Halle’s character, Jordan Turner, must come to terms with a dark place in her past. Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, the film was a box-office success.
In preparation for her role, Halle Berry observed 911 operators at a call center and found their job emotionally taxing. She was originally cast as the lead in the project with Joel Schumacher as the director.
Halle Berry was 46 years old when attending the premiere of The Call in February 2013 (Credit: C.M. Wiggins / WENN)
Berry and Breslin: A Reunion
However, Schumacher left the project and was replaced by Brad Anderson. Berry also dropped out due to scheduling conflicts, but when the filming schedule was moved up, she could return and reprise her role as the lead.
Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin also starred together in the romantic comedy New Year’s Eve, which was released in 2011.
Morris Chestnut and Halle Berry at the Chicago screening of ‘The Call’ held at the Showplace Icon Theater in Chicago on February 28, 2013 (Credit: C.M. Wiggins / WENN)
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