The first trailer for Halle Berry’s new movie has just been released. On Thursday, Netflix unveiled the first preview of Bruise, an MMA film starring Berry, making their directorial debut. The film was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival last year. Bruised will be released on November 17 in select theaters and will air on Netflix on November 24.
“Jackie Justice (Berry) is a mixed martial arts fighter who leaves the sport in disgrace,” the summary reads. Years after her fight, with her luck, anger and regret, her manager and lover Desi (Adan Kanto) were dragged into a brutal underground fight and caught the attention of a fighting league promoter. (Shamier Anderson) Jackie promises life in the octagon. But when the abandoned son – Mani (Danny Boyd, Jr.) appears at her door – the way to unexpected recovery becomes personal. ”
Berry searched for what Bruce did at the end of last month. The 55-year-old recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly about her new film and revealed that she had never actually acted or directed in Bruce. They gave me the script, I loved the story, but it was written for a white Irish Catholic woman in her twenties, ”Berris said. Can someone like me rediscover it? Because I think I have an idea that can work – when talking about a middle-aged black woman, someone is fighting for one last chance rather than another. When you are young, you all have opportunities, and that is a dozen.
“But when you are at a certain point in life, it becomes more influential and meaningful, doesn’t it? So about six months later, when [Blake Lively] Her day decided it wasn’t hers, I went to see producer Basil Ivanick, and with him I did John Wick 3 and gave her my pitch. He said, ‘Well, we like this idea. Now go find a director. ‘Bruised by Adrian Lennox, Sheila Adim, Valentina Shevchenko and Stephen McKinley Henderson. In September 2020, Netflix acquired the distribution rights to Bruce.
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