In her directorial debut, Halle Berry plays a disgraced mixed martial arts fighter on Netflix.
For the first time, Halle berry goes to the other side of the camera: the actress, Oscar winner in 2002 for her role in In the shadow of hate by Marc Forster becomes director at Netflix with Bruised. The teaser :
In this dramatic film, Halle Berry is Jackie Justice, a mixed martial arts fighter who leaves the sport in disgrace. Persuaded by her manager and boyfriend Desi to participate in a brutal underground fight, she catches the attention of a fight league promoter who promises her a return to the Octagon. But the path to redemption becomes surprisingly personal when Manny, the son she abandoned as a baby, shows up on her doorstep.
Directed by Halle Berry, Bruised is written by Michelle Rosenfarb. In addition to Berry as an actress-director, the cast is joined by Adrian Lenox, Danny Boyd, Shamier Anderson, Adan Canto, Sheila Atim, Stephen McKinley Henderson (currently showing in Dune by Denis Villeneuve) and UFC champion Valentina Shevchenko. Available on Netflix from November 24, Bruised will also be released in a few theaters in the United States.