Actress Halle Berry is fuming after movie bosses axed her plans to make a film based on the character she played in James Bond movie Die Another Day.

The OSCAR-winning screen star played sexy CIA agent JINX in the movie alongside 007 Pierce Brosnan, and was desperate to portray the character again in a franchise of spin-off action films.

But now the project has been spectacularly cancelled by studio chiefs, much to the disgust of the 37-year-old actress.

An insider says, "Halle is absolutely furious. She thought she was going to become the female James Bond in a series of films.

"Now it's been cancelled with little explanation."

Executives at MGM made the decision over the weekend (25/26OCT03) and have instructed Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson to stop developing the movie.

28/10/2003 02:19