December 1, 2021
Halle Berry, whose directorial debut Bruised was Netflix’s No. 1 film of the week in the United States and No. 2 globally, has signed a multi-picture deal with the service.
The partnership will see Berry star in and produce new films.
Bruised was No. 1 in 21 countries in its first five days. In the film, Berry stars in the story of a fighter who reclaims her power, in and out of the ring, when everyone has counted her out.
Outside of the deal, Berry will next be seen in two upcoming Netflix features, the sci-fi film The Mothership from writer/director Matt Charman, which Berry will also executive produce, and the action film Our Man From Jersey alongside Mark Wahlberg.
“My directorial debut Bruised was a labor of love and I knew that Scott [Stuber] and Ted [Sarandos] 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.”
“There are few people with a career like Halle Berry,” Scott Stuber, head of global film, said in a statement. “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.”