Halle Berry has taken her sales pitch out of the park with Netflix as the streaming giant is about to pay heavily for the distribution rights of her directorial debut.
“Monster’s Ball” actress’ MMA drama “Bruised”, which will screen at the Toronto Film Festival on Saturday, is reportedly costing nearly $ 20 million, sources familiar with the negotiations told Deadline on Friday.
Endeavor Content represents the filmmakers of the deal, with Sierra / Affinity helping internationally for the story of an MMA brawler with her eyes set on redemption as she battles the challenges of motherhood and keeps her fighting spirit alive.
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It is not yet known when the film will premiere on the streaming platform.
Berry also took to the news on Twitter, responding to a Variety article about the reported deal, writing: “I’m speechless. Thanks @netflix for believing in my vision, can’t wait for you to finally see #BruisedTheMovie. ”
Berry was featured in the last issue of Variety before the Toronto International Film Festival and opened up on the broken ribs she suffered while filming the film, which put production on hold at the time.
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“I didn’t want to stop because I had been preparing for so long,” Berry said. “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.
At the time of the injury, Berry took to social media to let fans know about his condition.
“Thank you to everyone who showered me with love since my injury,” Berry wrote in the Instagram photo, possibly a still from the film. “It’s normal when you do your own stunts, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Just know that I am far from tired. I am wide awake… and just getting started! 💪🏽🙏🏽 #BruisedTheMovie. ”
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After the injury delayed production, a representative for the film said at the time: “Halle was slightly injured in the fight. She’s tired. She needed a break. “