Over the weekend, Warner Bros. announced that Roseanne Liang (DEGANZ) will direct Maude v Maude, starring Oscar winners Angelina Jolie and Halle Berry. Not much is known about the project, but according to Deadline, the feature will be a “Bond vs. Bourne type of global action thriller.”
Roseanne will direct from Scott Mosier’s script, with both set to executive produce. Along with Jolie, Berry and creative partner, Holly Jeter will produce the project. In early 2022, Berry and Jeter joined forces to create their banner HalleHolly to yield more projects that give voice to complex and strong women and women of colour on screen and behind the camera.
This female-led project follows these goals and contributes to the progression of women coming to the forefront of the action genre. Both Jolie and Berry have many credits in the genre, including iconic characters Lara Croft (Jolie) and Catwoman (Berry).
Roseanne also has made a name for herself in the genre. Her action-horror feature Shadow in the Cloud, starring Chloë Grace Moretz, won the People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award at the 2020 Toronto Film Festival. She is also one of the directors of Netflix’s live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender, an action-adventure fantasy series.
In an Instagram post, Roseanne shares her excitement about working on ‘this dream team’ and her lifelong passion for action films.
Congratulations, Roseanne, on the thrilling news!