Netflix launched the primary trailer for Halle Berry’s upcoming directorial debut Bruised on Thursday.
Written by Michelle Rosenfarb and produced by, amongst others, Basil Iwanyk (John Wick, Sicario), the story follows Berry’s Jackie Justice, a blended martial arts fighter who has a fall from grace and leaves the game. Working as a cleaner and with a shock — Manny (Danny Boyd, Jr.), the son she gave up as an toddler — on her doorstep, the down on her luck Justice remains to be boiling with rage over her misplaced previous life.
But when she’s persuaded to take part in a brutal underground organized battle by her supervisor and boyfriend Desi (Adan Canto), she snags the eye of a battle league promoter performed by Shamier Anderson. With the promise of a life again on the mat, Justice isn’t pulling any punches in her battle to get again to her previous world and previous life, as she seeks to tackle her new function as a mom.
The new two-minute trailer teases the bloody, black-eyed and bruised return of Berry’s MMA fighter as not a second probability, however a final probability, as she retrains her thoughts and physique to re-enter the Octagon and shock everybody who has counted her out.
The film additionally stars Adriane Lenox, Sheila Atim, Valentina Shevchenko and Stephen McKinley Henderson and can be produced by Brad Feinstein, Guymon Casady, Linda Gottlieb, Erica Lee, Gillian G. Hormel, Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis and Terry Douglas.
Bruised is slated to launch in theaters on Nov. 17 earlier than dropping on Netflix on Nov. 24.