American actress, Halle Berry has reportedly signed a multiple movie deal with the streaming platform, Netflix and the audience will get to see her star and produce movies. The actress is represented by WME.
The news of Halle Berry’s deal with Netflix comes after a week as her directorial debut movie ‘Bruised’ dropped on the streaming platform, and it was reported to have become the No.1 film of the week in the United States and No. 2 film globally. According to reports, 'Bruised', was streamed for 47.7 million hours in the first five days of its release on Netflix.
On her multiple movie deal with Netflix, actress Halle Berry said, “My directorial debut, ‘Bruised,’ was a labor of love and I knew that Scott and Ted would treat it with great car. 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, Netflix film head, acknowledged the signing of a multiple movie deal, “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.”
Talking about ‘Bruised’, it is a sports drama movie with Michelle Rosenfarb’s screenplay and features Halle Berry, Shamier Anderson, Adan Canto, Sheila Atim, and Stephen McKinley Henderson. The movie surrounds Jackie, who has been out of the world of professional fighting for years but tosses herself back into the ring to regain the lost name and career. Jackie’s estranged son Manny played by Danny Boyd returns into her life and that is when the challenges of her juggling the career and her role as a mother come in. 'Bruised', was premiered at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival on 12th September 2020 and received mixed reviews from the critics, but Halle Berry’s performance was highly appreciated.
Halle Berry took to her social media to share her sheer happiness when she learned that her directorial debut was ranked one of the most streamed on Netflix. She took a video of herself dancing to H.E.R’s ‘Automatic Woman’ from her movie’s soundtrack with a caption, "When you find out the night before that your film is #1 in the U.S. and #2 globally, and you start drinking to celebrate … this is bound to happen. #tipsy”.
The actress shared that ‘Bruised’ was written for a white, Irish-Catholic girl, and she got to reimagine it and make a beautiful movie out of it. She said, "If I could get a hold of that now, knowing what I know having had this experience and reimagine that world the way I reimagined this story.”
Other than her multiple movie deal with Netflix, Halle Berry is going to star in an upcoming feature, a sci-fi movie, ‘The Mothership’ by writer-director Matt Charman which will follow Sara Morse played by Halle Berry, and her life after her husband mysteriously vanishes from their rural farm. In her attempt to find her husband, Sara Morse discovers a strange, extraterrestrial object underneath their home, and with her kids, she embarks on a race to find her husband but most importantly – the truth. The Mothership is produced by Fred Berger and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones under their Automatik banner. Halle Berry and Danny Stillman will serve as executive producers.
Halle Berry’s second upcoming movie opposite Mark Wahlberg, titled, ‘Our Man From Jersey’. The movie is an action thriller and is described as ‘blue collar James Bond’ which is written by David Guggenheim. The actress is also going to star in Roland Emmerich’s sci-fi epic ‘Moonfall’ which is slated to release on 4th February 2022.
Halle Berry won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002 for her acting in ‘Monster’s Ball’, and became the first Black woman to ever receive the Academy Award. Halle Berry’s performance in Marc Forster’s drama, 'Monster's Ball', was critically acclaimed which led her to win the SAG Award, the Berlin Silver Bear, and the National Board of Review’s awards for Best Actress as well.
Halle Berry with her impeccable acting career has managed to secure various awards including an Emmy, a Golden Globe, a Peabody, six NAACP Image Awards, the Palm Springs Film Festival’s Desert Palm Achievement Award, and the Costume Designers Guild’s Spotlight Award, etc. Halle Berry is going to be honored with the People’s Icon Award at the 2021 People’s Choice Awards which will air on December 7th, 2021.
Halle Berry recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where she admitted that it was tough for her to be blamed for the film’s shortcoming. In her interview, she said, “I worked really hard to be a Cat woman. I learned capoeira. I did the work. The disheartening part was I didn't direct it, I didn't produce it, nor did I write it. I was just the actress in it. But for all these years I have carried I think, you know, the weight of that film. And whatever success it had or didn't have, somehow it seemed like it was all my fault. But it really wasn't my fault. But I've been carrying it." Halle Berry lastly added that if given a chance she would love to reprise the role of Cat woman or even direct it.