Halle Berry To Star As White Woman In 'Class Act'

halle berryHalle Berry is to to star in the true life story Class Act, according to Variety

Doug Atchison has come on board to write and direct the true life tale. Berry will play Tierney Cahill, 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.

Casting is a unique move for Hollywood, in that Cahill is a white woman. A source close to the film said that when actresses were being bandied about, they felt it was more important to find the right actress to play the role rather than the right white actress.

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