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Bruised (MMA Drama Movie) With Halle Berry on Netflix

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Halle Berry-directed MMA drama Bruised gets fall release date

The Oscar-winning actress is making her directorial debut with the gritty sports story.

Halle Berry isn't pulling any punches.

The Oscar winner makes her directorial debut with Bruised, which EW can exclusively reveal will release globally Nov. 24 on Netflix.

Berry pulled double duty on the project, helming and starring in the gritty sports drama, as you can see in an exclusive behind-the-scenes photo below. She plays Jackie Justice, a disgraced MMA fighter seeking redemption in the ring while also fighting for custody of her young son. The film premiered last September at the (largely virtual) 2020 Toronto International Film Festival, where the actress and producer admitted she was "scared s---less" about directing her first feature, but she was determined to bring her own vision for Jackie's hard-fought journey to life.

When Berry first read Michelle Rosenfarb's script, "It was written for a 25-year-old Irish Catholic girl," she told audiences during a virtual conversation at the festival. She convinced the producers to "let me reimagine it for a middle-aged Black woman" and ultimately decided to direct it herself, so invested had she become in Jackie's story.

"What I loved about the story is it was classic fight film," Berry said in the TIFF conversation. "I loved the fractured brokenness of this character, and I love to see a film that's about redemption. I want to see the human spirit soar. I want to see someone rise above obstacles and still be standing at the end of the day."

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Bruised - Official Trailer (2021) Halle Berry, Adriane Lenox, Sheila Atim, Valentina Shevchenko

Personally, I love everything to do with boxing. I feel like I could spend hours training to a thrilling action movie or a documentary about a boxer.
Personally, I love everything to do with boxing. I feel like I could spend hours training to a thrilling action movie or a documentary about a boxer.
Did you watch the Muhammad Ali documentary series from last year? I don’t know how accurate it was but it was very interesting.
As a newbie on this forum, I couldn't help but chime in on the exciting news about Halle Berry's directorial debut, Bruised. It's always inspiring to see actors take on new challenges and push themselves creatively, and Berry's commitment to reimagining the story for a middle-aged Black woman is especially commendable. Plus, who doesn't love a good classic fight film about redemption?

On a slightly related note, I recently stumbled upon an article that reviewed and compared different good boxing gloves for beginners. It might come in handy for anyone who's interested in trying out the sport, or who simply wants to invest in a solid pair of gloves. Can't wait to see how Berry's vision for Jackie's journey comes to life on screen.
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