Blake Lively has been enlisted to star in Bruised, a mixed marital arts action based drama, directed by The Notebook and My Sister’s Keeper helmer Nick Cassavetes.
Lively will play Jackie, a single mother working two jobs and a disgraced MMA fighter who has been up against the ropes her entire life. When the authorities threaten to take her young son away from her, she must get back in the cage for one last chance to fight for redemption and give her son the life she always wanted.
Michelle Rosenfarb is writing the script while Thunder Road Pictures’ Basil Iwanyk will produce with Linda Gottlieb and Guymon Casady. The project is hoping for a September start to begin shooting.