Following the success of her directorial debut, Bruised, Halle Berry has signed a deal to both star in and produce new films for Netflix.
The streamer announced the collaboration Tuesday, saying Bruised has been making waves since it began streaming on Nov. 24, and landed as the platform’s #1 film in the U.S. and 20 other countries. The drama was released in select theaters on Nov. 17 before it started streaming last week.
“The Netflix team has not only been collaborative and creative, but extremely passionate and a delight to work with,” Berry said in a statement. “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. 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,” said Scott Stuber, head of global film at Netflix.
The Oscar-winning actress directed and starred in Bruised as disgraced MMA fighter Jackie Justice. The film follows Jackie’s determination to get back into shape and fight for her family after she finds out her son’s father died and now her child Manny (Danny Boyd, Jr.) must come live with her.
Berry can next be seen in two upcoming Netflix features, sci-fi thriller The Mothership which she will also executive produce, and action film Our Man From Jersey alongside Mark Wahlberg.