After the success of her directorial debut Bruised, Halle Berry will make more films at Netflix. The streaming service has announced a new deal with Berry that’ll see her star in and produce projects. It is unclear if she’d direct any of them.
It seems like a perfect home for Berry who already has two Netflix films coming up that were set before this deal — sci-fi film The Mothership and action film Our Man From Jersey with Mark Wahlberg.
Berry explains why she's continuing at Netflix.
“My directorial debut, Bruised, was a labor of love and I knew that Scott and Ted would treat it with great care,” said the actress/director/producer in a statement. “The Netflix team has not only been collaborative and creative, but extremely passionate and a delight to work with. I am beyond grateful for the partnership and look forward to telling more stories together.”
Scott Stuber, Head of Global Film at Netflix said, “There are few people with a career like Halle Berry. She’s an award winning actress, producer and as audiences saw this past week, she’s an incredible director. We’re thrilled to be in her corner as she delivers power in front of and behind the camera in Bruised and look forward to telling more stories together.”
Bruised hit Netflix’s No. 11 spot in the U.S. and No. 2 spot on the Top 10 Global English Film List. The film was No. 1 in 21 countries and was watched for 47.7M hours in its first five days.