Bruised: Blake Lively To Star In Nick Cassavetes’ MMA Film

Deadline is exclusively reporting that Blake Lively has signed up the lead role in  mixed martial arts action-drama Bruised from director Nick Cassavetes.


Blake Lively (whose recent credits include Café Society and The Shallows) will be playing the role of Jackie, a single mother working two jobs and is 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.


Currently Nick Meyer’s Sierra/Affinity is launching the project for sale to foreign buyers this week at Cannes. The script has been penned by Michelle Rosenfarb, with Thunder Road Pictures’ Basil Iwanyk attached to produce alongside Linda Gottlieb and Guymon Casady of Management 360. The project is setting its sights on starting shooting this September.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.