Halle Berry Inks Multi-Picture Netflix Deal as Her Directorial Debut Hits Platform
In SummaryThe new partnership will allow Berry to produce and star in multiple films for the streaming site.
Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry finalized a partnership with Netflix a week after the release of her directorial debut Bruised became the No. 1 movie on the streaming site, according to Deadline.
The new partnership will allow Berry to produce and star in multiple films for Netflix. The actress celebrated the success of Bruised by posting a video of her dancing in a black jump suit with a drink her hand.
“When you find out the night before that your film is #1 in the U.S. and #2 globally and you start dranking to celebrate … this is bound to happen. #tipsy,” Berry wrote in the caption.
Bruised follows Berry who portrays Jackie “Pretty Bull” Justice, a mixed martial arts fighter who is on a journey to regain power in and out of the ring as her son comes back into her life.
“My directorial debut, Bruised, was a labor of love and I knew that Scott and Ted would treat it with great care,” Berry said of Netflix film head Scott Stuber and co-CEO Ted Sarandos. “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.”
Berry’s next project will be two Netflix original films, including the sci-fi flick The Mothership, in which the actress will star and serve as executive producer. She will also receive the People’s Icon Award at the 2021 People’s Choice Awards airing on Dec. 7.