The trailer has been released for a new Netflix film directed by and starring Academy Award winning actress Halle Berry. “Bruised” is described as ‘a triumphant sports drama about a fighter who reclaims her power, in and out of the ring, when everyone has counted her out.’ The film is Berry’s directorial debut and also stars Adan Canto, Shamier Anderson and Danny Boyd, Jr. “Bruised” will premiere on November 24th.
Berry stars as Jackie Justice, a mixed martial arts fighter who left the sport in disgrace. Down on her luck and simmering with rage and regret years after the fight, she’s coaxed into a brutal underground fight by her manager and boyfriend Desi (Adan Canto) and grabs the attention of a fight league promoter (Shamier Anderson) who promises Jackie a life back in the octagon. But the road to redemption becomes unexpectedly personal when Manny (Danny Boyd, Jr.) — the son she gave up as an infant — shows up at her doorstep.