Bruised is Halle Berry’s new movie for Netflix, and she’s making her directorial debut. The film will be released in select theaters on November 17 and on the streaming service on November 24.
Berry plays Jackie Justice, a disgraced MMA fighter who failed at the one thing she’s always been good at — fighting, according to Deadline. When 6-year-old Manny, the son she left years ago, returns to her doorstep, Jackie must conquer her own demons, take on one of the fiercest rising stars in the MMA world, and ultimately fight to become the boy mother deserves. The film has a Rocky-esque plot of failure and redemption. Written by first-time feature writer Michelle Rosenfarb, the script highlights a woman’s grueling MMA training in New Jersey as she struggles to get in shape to fight much younger opponents.