Halle Berry doubles as director and star of the film about an MMA fighter.
Bruised first premiered as a work in progress at the Toronto Film Festival last September, where Halle revealed producing the film, in general, had her “scared s***less.”
The star took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce the film and say, “this project is so special to me, not only because it’s my directorial debut, but because the fight game, especially MMA, is a sport that I absolutely love and a genre that has always been winning. Everyone loves to root for the underdog, as we’ve all been there.”
Cast members are said to include Narcos’ Adan Canto as a character named “Desi” and Fences’ Stephen McKinley Henderson as “Pops”. There are speculated special appearances from UFC Women’s champions Valentina Shevchenko and Amanda Nunes.
Bruised is set to premiere on the streaming service on November 24th. Will you be checking it out?
After 3 years in the making, I am THRILLED to finally announce “Bruised” is coming to @netflix globally Nov. 24. This project is so special to me, not only because it’s my directorial debut, but because the fight game, especially MMA, is a sport that I absolutely love (1/2) pic.twitter.com/tHNVyZ5E4G
— Halle Berry (@halleberry) August 5, 2021