Blake Lively Tries MMA Fighting With “Bruised”

Blake Lively has joined the cast of “The Notebook” director Nick Cassavetes’ mixed martial arts action-drama “Bruised” at Thunder Road Pictures.

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 son away from her, she must get back in the cage for one last chance to fight for redemption.

Michelle Rosenfarb penned the script while Basil Iwanyk, Linda Gottlieb and Guymon Casady will produce. Filming aims to begin in September.

Source: Deadline