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Halle Berry was left “speechless” after signing a $ 20 million deal with the heads of Netflix to distribute her directorial debut, Bruised.
The actress plays and directs both the new drama, in which she portrays a mixed martial arts fighter in search of redemption, and on the eve of its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada on Saturday, the bosses of Netflix have signed a lucrative contract to secure worldwide rights to the film, which is screened as a work in progress, according to Deadline.
Speaking to social media after the news broke on Friday, Berry tweeted, “I’m speechless. Thanks @netflix for believing in my vision, can’t wait for you to finally see #BruisedTheMovie ”.
The Oscar winner recently revealed how she got through the pain of two broken ribs on set to complete filming so as not to delay production.
“I didn’t want to stop because I had been preparing for so long,” she told Variety. “We rehearsed; we were ready. So my mind, the mind of my manager, was right – go on. And I compartmentalized it, and I continued, “I’m not going to stop. I have come too far. I’ll act like it doesn’t hurt. I’ll take care of it myself. And that’s what we’ve done.
Bruised’s official release date has yet to be set.