©

Halle Berry is gearing up to release her new film, “Bruised,” receiving a massive offer from streaming giant Netflix that left the actress and newbie director “speechless.”

Variety reports the streaming service is prepared to spend close to $20 million for the worldwide distribution rights to Berry’s directorial debut, currently screening as a work-in-progress at the Toronto Film Festival.

In response to the reported offer, Berry, 54, took to Twitter to share her astonishment over the generous figure.

“I am speechless. Thank you @netflix for believing in my vision, cannot wait for y’all to finally see #BruisedTheMovie.”

“Bruised” finds Berry both behind and in front of the camera, as the director also stars in the drama about a washed-up MMA fighter struggling for redemption as both an athlete and a mother.

The Oscar-winner previously spoke to Variety about the challenges she faced in producing the film, including breaking two ribs during filming.

“I didn’t want to stop because I had prepared for so long,” Berry said. “We had rehearsed; we were ready. So my mind, my director’s mind, was just — keep going. And I compartmentalized that, and I just kept going: ‘I’m not going to stop. I’ve come too far. I’m going to act as if this isn’t hurting. I’m going to will myself through it.’ And so we did.”

Facebook Comments
Translate »
error: Content Protected!