Netflix circles Halle Berry’s Bruised
James R | On 12, Sep 2020
Netflix is circling Halle Berry’s Bruised looking to land a global deal for the sports drama.
Berry’s directorial debut follows a former MMA fighter struggling to regain custody of her son and restart her athletic career. 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.
Written by Michelle Rosenfarn, the film screened this week as a work-in-progress at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Now, Netflix is reportedly looking to score a knockout deal of almost $20 million for the movie’s worldwide rights. Producers include Basil Iwanyk, Brad Feinstein, Guymon Casady, Erica Lee, Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis, Terry Dougas, Linda Gottlieb and Gillian Hormel.