Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry is directing for the first time– and she has picked an MMA-themed story.
Berry will also star in the film, titled Bruised. The story was described as a “mixed martial arts action drama” about a former fighter who attempts to turn her life around by making a return to fighting.
People.com further detailed Berry’s role as “Jackie”: “Berry will play Jackie ‘Justice,’ a disgraced MMA fighter who is confronted by the 6-year-old son she walked out on years before, according to the outlet. Jackie will have to fight one of the sport’s rising stars and face her demons as she strives to become a good mother for her son, Manny.”
The actress, who won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Monster’s Ball, will work with the producer of John Wick 3 – Parabellum, which co-stars Berry. The critically acclaimed fight choreographers from that film series will be coordinating the fight scenes in the new film.
What do you think? Will Halle be able to pull off a role as an MMA fighter?