Halle Berry Strikes Multi-Picture Deal With Netflix As Directorial Debut ‘Bruised’ Hits #1 In U.S.

WOW!! This is fantastic. I am so happy for her. ~ V


Oscar winner Halle Berry (Bruised, Monster’s Ball) has entered into a new partnership with Netflix which will see her continue to star in and produce films for the streamer.

The announcement comes one week after Netflix’s global release of her feature directorial debut, Bruised, which quickly landed the streamer’s #1 film of the week slot in the U.S., and has charted at #2 on its Top 10 Global English Film List. Bruised hit #1 in a total of 21 countries, and was watched for 47.7M hours in its first five days.

In the film penned by first-time feature writer Michelle Rosenfarb, Berry stars as Jackie Justice, an MMA fighter who reclaims her power, in and out of the ring, when everyone has counted her out.

She also produced the sports drama alongside Basil Iwaynk, Brad Feinstein, Guymon Casady, Linda Gottlieb, Erica Lee, Gillian G. Hormel, Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis and Terry Douglas. It made its world premiere at the 2020 Toronto Film Festival and was released in select theaters on November 17, before making its way to Netflix on the 24th.

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Bruised | Official Trailer ~ Video via Netflix

Synopsis:

Jackie Justice (Halle Berry) is a mixed martial arts fighter who leaves the sport in disgrace.

Down on her luck and simmering with rage and regret years after her last fight, she’s coaxed into a brutal underground fight by her manager and boyfriend Desi (Adan Canto) and grabs the attention of a fight league promoter (Shamier Anderson) who promises Jackie a life back in the octagon.

But the road to redemption becomes unexpectedly personal when Manny (Danny Boyd, Jr.) — the son she gave up as an infant — shows up at her doorstep.

Bruised now on Netflix.

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