The trailer for Halle Berry’s latest film, Frankie and Alice, has (finally) been revealed – just in time for the Oscars, perhaps?

The film is partially based on a true story, and sees Berry take on the role of Frankie Murdoch, a woman with multiple personality disorder who struggles to control her erratic and racist alter-ego.

Frankie and Alice is set in 1970s Los Angeles, where Murdoch goes to see Dr. Oz, played by Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård, who has previously appeared in the likes of Good Will Hunting and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.

This psychological drama comes from British director Geoffrey Sax, who also directed the 2005 horror film White Noise, but is perhaps better known in the UK for his TV adaptations of Othello and Tipping the Velvet.

The film initially sold theatrical distribution rights to Freestyle Releasing at the Cannes Film Festival, and was predicted to be released during the autumn of this year. However, the distribution company Cinesavvy is since said to have taken over, and aiming to release the film in the US by the end of the year, with the UK presumably following in early 2011.

Berry has received much critical acclaim for her performance, and perhaps cementing her place as a contender for the Academy Awards. Could another overly-emotional speech, circa 2002, be on the cards once more? We sort of hope so.

Frankie and Alice is yet to be given an official UK release date, but we’ll keep you posted. Meanwhile, check out the trailer below:

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