Nappily Ever After: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Scribe Lisa Loomer has boarded the Halle Berry starrer Nappily Ever After for Universal and studio-based Marc Platt. Loomer will rewrite the script, to be directed by Patricia Cardoso.

The story, based on Trisha Thomas' novel, follows a black woman's journey to self-discovery. On an impulse, the main character -- an advertising exec tired of fussing with her long and processed straight hair -- shaves it off and kicks out her commitment-phobic boyfriend. Discovering a newfound freedom, she is unprepared for how friends and co-workers react to her new hairdo and subsequent new life.

Tina Chism also penned a draft of the screenplay. Berry and Platt are producing along with Berry's manager, Vincent Cirrincione, and Angela DeJoseph.