Halle stars in the film as a disgraced MMA fighter who finds redemption in the cage and the courage to face her demons when the son she had given up as an infant unexpectedly reenters her life.
In a post on her Instagram page, Halle Berry shared her excitement about the film writing:
After three years in the making, I am THRILLED to finally announce “Bruised” is coming to @netflix globally Wednesday, 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 and a genre that has always been winning. Everyone loves to root for the underdog, as we’ve all been there.
See her original post below.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Halle revealed Blake Lively turned down the starring role in the film.
They gave me the script, and I loved the story, but it was written for a twenty-something Irish Catholic white woman.
I couldn’t get it out of my mind, so I thought, is it possible that this could be reimagined for someone like me? Because I think I have a take on it that could actually work — making it about a middle-aged black woman, someone fighting for a last chance rather than another chance.
She flipped Bruised and Netflix reportedly paid Halle $20 million for worldwide distribution rights of the film.
Entertainment Weekly also unveiled the first look photos from the film.
Check them out below.
I will be on time for this!