Today Netflix debuted the trailer for Bruised, a mixed martial arts drama starring Academy Award winner Halle Berry.
According to a report in Variety, the film, which is also Berry’s debut as a director, premiered last year at the Toronto Film Festival. Netflix then paid $20 million for the worldwide distribution rights, with Sierra/Affinity responsible for international.
Produced by Basil Iwanyk, Bruised is the story of Jackie Justice (Halle Berry), a mixed martial arts fighter who leaves her sport in disgrace. After years of regret from her last fight, she agrees to a brutal underground fight negotiated by her boyfriend and manager Desi (Adam Canto) in order to win her way to a life back in the MMA as promised by a fight league promoter (Shamier Anderson). Her journey to prominence becomes even more complicated as she attempts to reconcile with her son Manny (Danny Boyd, Jr.), whom she gave up as an infant.