Disney has announced that Disney’s Onyx Collective’s first narrative feature film, “Bruiser” will release on Disney+ in Canada on Friday, February 24, 2023, which is the same day the film will release on Hulu in the United States.
In director Miles Warren’s searing feature debut about fathers, families and the effects of toxic masculinity, 14-year-old Darious (Jalyn Hall) explores the boundaries of his manhood through tumultuous interactions with Malcolm (Shamier Anderson), his strict but loving father, and Porter (Trevante Rhodes), a charismatic drifter. When Darious learns Porter’s true identity, he is thrust into a conflict between the two men that may rip his family apart and threaten his safety.
The film stars Trevante Rhodes as Porter, Shamier Anderson as Malcolm, Shinelle Azoroh as Monica and Jalyn Hall as Darious.
You can watch a teaser for the film below:
Ryder Picture Company, Lyrical Media, Silent R Management and Toula67 Entertainment produce the film. Aaron Ryder, Jewerl Ross, Scott Frank, Scott Lumpkin and Trevante Rhodes serve as producers.
“Bruiser” began as a short film, which premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, made its international debut at Toronto International Film Festival, and had its domestic premiere at AFI Film Festival.
“Bruiser” will stream exclusively on Hulu in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America, and Disney+ in all other territories.
To see a full list of everything coming to Disney+ in Canada in February 2023, click here.