Halle Berry’s first MMA movie trailer released


The first trailer for Halle Berry’s new film has been released. On Thursday, Netflix unveiled the first preview of bruised, an MMA film starring Berry, who is also making her directorial debut. The film was originally screened at the Toronto International Film Festival last year. bruised hits select theaters on November 17 and then airs on Netflix on November 24.

“Jackie Justice (Berry) is a mixed martial arts fighter who leaves the sport in disgrace,” the synopsis reads. With her luck and bubbling with rage and regret years after her fight, she is dragged into a brutal underground fight by her manager and boyfriend Desi (Adan Canto) and attracts the attention of a fight league promoter. (Shamier Anderson) who promises Jackie a life in the Octagon. But the path to redemption unexpectedly becomes personal when Manny (Danny Boyd, Jr.) – the son she abandoned as a baby – shows up at his door. ”

Berry took a look behind the scenes bruised at the end of last month. The 55-year-old recently spoke to Weekly entertainment about her new movie and revealed that she wasn’t originally meant to star or direct in Bruised. They gave me the screenplay and I loved the story, but it was written for a white Irish Catholic woman in her twenties, ”Berrys said. could be reinvented for someone like me? Because I think I have an idea that might work – speaking of a middle aged black woman, someone fighting for one last chance rather than another chance. When you’re young, you all have chances, it’s a dime a dozen.

“But when you’re at a certain point in life, it becomes something more impactful and meaningful, doesn’t it? So about six months later, when [Blake Lively] decided in her day that it wasn’t for her, I went to see the producer, Basil Iwanyk, that I had just done John wick 3 with and gave him my land. And he said, ‘Great, we love this idea. Now go find a director. ‘” bruised also stars Adriane Lenox, Sheila Atim, Valentina Shevchenko and Stephen McKinley Henderson. Netflix has acquired the distribution rights bruised in September 2020.

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