Academy Award winner Halle Berry has entered a multi-picture deal with Netflix. Following the release of her directorial debut ‘Bruised,’ where Berry plays MMA fighter Jackie, the streaming service saw the sports drama rise to number one in USA viewing and number two on their Top 10 Global English Film List.
Netflix Head of Global Film Scott Stuber expressed his enthusiasm for the deal, saying in a press release, “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.”
Berry will star and produce several films for the streaming service including the upcoming science fiction drama ‘The Mothership,’ directed by Matthew Charman. She will also be featured in the action film ‘Our Man From Jersey,’ alongside actor Mark Wahlberg (‘All The Money In The World’).
“My directorial debut, ‘Bruised,’ was a labor of love and I knew that Scott and Ted would treat it with great care,” Berry said 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.”
‘Bruised’ received mixed reviews from critics, who thought positively of Berry’s direction, but also found that the movie lacked a consistent tone in its plot.
Berry is known to Marvel fans for her portrayal as the mutant Storm in ‘X-Men,’ ‘X2: X-Men United,’ ‘X-Men: The Last Stand,’ and ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ She has also made appearances in other franchises such as John Wick, James Bond, and the Kingsman. She won an Oscar for her role in ‘Monster’s Ball.’
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