In the first big acquisition deal of the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival, Netflix has taken worldwide rights to Halle Berry’s directorial debut, Bruised.
Berry also stars in the film, which is screening at the festival as a work in progress. Netflix made a preemptive strike, nabbing the film before its premiere on Saturday. Per Deadline, the deal is said to be around $20 million.
Shamier Anderson, Adan Canto, Stephen McKinley Henderson and Sheila Atim also star in the film, which chronicled Jackie Justice, a “disgraced MMA fighter who has failed at the one thing she’s ever been good at – fighting. When 6-year-old Manny, the son she walked out on years ago, returns to her doorstep, Jackie has to conquer her demons, face one of the fiercest rising stars of the MMA world and ultimately fight to become the mother this kid deserves.”
No word when Netflix plans to release it.