New York: Hollywood beauty Halle Berry had to pull out from Broadway debut due to “unforeseen child custody issue”.

The former 'Bond' girl was scheduled to perform in a stage adaptation of Katori Hall's play 'The Mountaintop', but the producers confirmed in a statement that she will no longer be taking part, says report.

"Ms Berry would not be appearing in the role due to child-custody issues," said the statement issued by producers.

The 44-year-old was going to play the role of Camae, a maid working at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis in Hall's imagined account of the night before Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated.

Samuel L Jackson will still take part in the show, playing the lead role of King Jr.

Berry is currently embroiled in a custody battle with her ex Gabriel Aubrey over their three-year-old daughter Nahla.

The pair split last April and initially kept things amicable.

The Oscar-winning actress is now dating French actor Olivier Martinez and things turned sour between her and Aubrey after he was linked to Kim Kardashian back in December.