March 8, 2004 - World Entertainment News Network (Wire)

Berry Beaten To The Tulia Punch

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Halle Berry is facing competition from Oscar-nominated actress Alfre Woodard - after both stars signed up to headline rival movies based on an infamous 1999 drug bust. Berry, who won an Academy Award for her role in Monster's Ball, will play a real-life lawyer in Tulia, based on an incident in Texas when officials arrested 10 per cent of the black population and found neither narcotics nor cash.

But Berry's movie isn't due to start shooting for another two years.

Meanwhile, Woodard is being lined up to star in CBS TV movie Tulia, Texas in which she'll play mother Mattie White, who saw four of her children arrested.

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