Tne newest MMA blockbuster is set to premiere on Netflix featuring one of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
Halle Berry stars in MMA themed movie called Bruised. The movie premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend.
According to a report from Deadline, Netflix made an eight-figure offer near $20 million to acquire the rights to the movie, which co-stars UFC flyweight champion, Valentina Shevchenko.
Halle Berry is an Academy Award winner and decided to step behind the camera for the first time while also starring in the lead role.
Here’s the synopsis for Bruised:
Berry stars as 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: six-year-old Manny and an MMA title.
“I didn’t want to stop because I had prepared for so long,” Berry said about the injury when speaking to Variety. “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: ‘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.”