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Halle Berry to star in, produce more movies in new deal with Netflix

Peter Sblendorio, New York Daily News on

Published in Entertainment News

It’s a streaming dream for Halle Berry fans.

The Oscar winner reached a multi-movie deal with Netflix that will see her star and produce upcoming projects for the platform, the company announced Tuesday.

Netflix released Berry’s directorial debut, “Bruised,” last month.

“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.”

Berry, 55, also starred in “Bruised” as a former mixed martial artist who pursues redemption as a fighter and in her personal life.

 

Netflix said the film was watched for nearly 48 million hours within the first five days of its debut on the streaming service.

“There are few people with a career like Halle Berry,” said Scott Stuber, Netflix’s head of global film. “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, who won the best actress Oscar in 2002 for “Monster’s Ball,” is set to star in the upcoming “Our Man From Jersey,” and star in and executive produce “The Mothership.” Both films will be released by Netflix but are not part of the new deal Berry reached with the streaming service.

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