Halle to make directorial debut with ‘Bruised’

13 September, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Halle Berry, an actress who could definitely kick my ass, will make her directorial debut with a film about professional ass-kickers, Bruised.

Variety reports that the Oscar-winning actress will direct the mixed martial arts drama from a script by Michelle Rosenfarb, with Thunder Road Pictures’ Basil Iwanyk (Sicario), Entertainment 360, and Linda Gottlieb (Dirty Dancing) attached to produce.

The movie sounds a bit like a mix of The Wrestler and Rocky Balboa set inside an MMA octagon, with a disgraced fighter juggling an upcoming fight with an up-and-coming superstar with the return of her six-year-old son “to the mother he deserves.” Bruised is currently set to begin production in March.

The most intriguing news out of all this is that Berry will reportedly work with the same fight coordination team that designs the throwdowns for the John Wick films.