The Hollywood actress will also produce the indie comedy, Variety said.
Mother centres around a bride who goes on the run. She pretends to be the mum of a young man, but her wild behaviour turns their plans upside down.
The film goes into production early next year.
Cloud Atlas actress Halle is currently filming X-Men: Days Of Future Past and is set to feature in crime thriller The Call later this year.
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