halle_berry005Halle Berry has pulled out of a film job to prepare for a custody fight over her young daughter.

A spokeswoman for the Bond star said the Oscar-winner had backed out of a role in New Year’s Eve, set to be filmed in New York this week, “due to pending custody litigation involving her daughter”.

Grey’s Anatomy actress Katherine Heigl is said to be replacing Halle in the ensemble piece.

Publicist Meredith O’Sullivan did not say where or when the custody case would be heard.

Halle and her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry have a daughter, Nahla, who will be three next month.