A Happy Jinx

Halle Berry eyes up a Bond spin-off

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So impressive is Halle Berry as kicksass action lass Jinx in the new Bond movie Die Another Day that the lucky girl might have even managed to bag a nicely lucrative franchise out of it. Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli confirmed that there's serious talk about creating the first female spy franchise around the character - a little sis, as it were to the big brother that is Bond. "If they ask me to play Jinx and continue on with this character - I really love her - and all that she embodies, I would do it in a heartbeat," the busy Berry revealed, who now has five movies in production. "I would just somehow have to work it out." Sigourney Weaver's Ripley set the bar high for female meanness on screen some 23 years ago in Alien creating a standard neither Lara Croft nor Charlie's Angels have quite reached since. So to create a new and convincing action heroine to rival the beefy boys like Xander Cage will take some doing. "It would be a huge deal," Berry acknowledged. "To be part of the evolution of a female action hero that would never have happened 10 years ago would be very exciting." Die Another Day director Lee Tamahori, however, has no doubts as to whether the gal can do it. "I could write and make the movie tomorrow for her," he gallantly said before adding, "She

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