Halle Berry’s MMA Film ‘Bruised’ Reportedly Getting Picked Up By Netflix In $20 Million Deal
Streaming service Netflix is reportedly in talks of picking up the distribution rights to Halle Berry’s latest film “Bruised.” The Oscar-winning actress stars in the film and, for the first time ever, will take on the role of director. The movie will premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Saturday (Sept. 12th).
According to reports, Netflix is wrapping up a deal for the mixed martial arts (MMA) drama for close to $20 million. No official word has been released yet regarding when fans can expect to see the film premiere on the streaming service. However, Halle Berry herself seems excited for the partnership! She took to Instagram to share a black and white photo of herself pointing at the camera lens and captioned it:
“Thank you Netflix. Excited to go on the journey with you!”
According to TIFF, Halle Berry portrays:
“a washed-up MMA fighter struggling for redemption as both an athlete and a mother. Jackie ‘Justice’ (Berry) has been working multiple jobs and barely scraping by ever since losing an important match years ago. When her boyfriend, Desi (Adan Canto), manages to trick her into going to an underground fight, her passion for the sport is reignited. As Jackie prepares to go back to ‘the only thing she is good at,’ the son she once abandoned is dropped off at her doorstep. Confronted by her past choices and traumas, Jackie will have to fight to reclaim the two most meaningful things she has walked away from: 6-year-old Manny and an MMA title.”
It would certainly appear that Halle has worked extremely hard on this film. She told Variety that during production, she suffered two broken ribs, which almost stopped filming. She said:
“I didn’t want to stop because I had prepared for so long. We had rehearsed; we were ready. So my mind, my director’s mind, was just – keep going. And I compartmentalized that, and I just kept going [saying]: ‘I’m not going to stop. I’ve come too far. I’m going to act as if this isn’t hurting. I’m going to will myself through it.’ And so we did.”
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