Bruised trailer: Halle Berry’s underdog MMA movie hits Netflix in November
On Thursday, Netflix debuted the first trailer for Bruised, the new mixed martial arts drama starring Academy Award winner Halle Berry. The movie, which marks Berry’s directorial debut, premiered out of the 2020 Toronto Film Festival, where Netflix scooped it up for a hefty $20 million. The first trailer makes clear why: Berry is in full underdog Rocky Balboa mode, landing her punches in the lead and hitting the sports drama tropes just as hard.
Produced by Basil Iwanyk (John Wick, Sicario), Bruised tells the story of Jackie Justice, a now disgraced MMA fighter who agrees to a brutal underground fight in order to win her way back into spotlight, all while attempting to wrestle with her inner demons and reconcile with her son Manny whom she abandoned years before. …
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