Blake Lively Steps Into The Octagon For MMA Drama, BRUISED

Sierra/Affinity is readying its own slate to present at Cannes this month, also including the new mixed-martial arts action drama, Bruised. Basil Iwanyk is producing the film for Thunder Road alongside Management 360's Linda Gottlieb and Guymon Casady of Management 360 with The Notebook helmer Nick Cassavettes tapped to direct.

Written by Michelle Rosenfarb, the film has one of two female leads currently cast for the film with actress Blake Lively starring in a tale about a single mother working two jobs and a former professional fighter who goes back in the ring in order to keep her son. Lively last appeared in Cafè Society, Jaume Collet-Serra's The Shallows and Marc Forster's All I See Is You.

Updates currently remain pending for Cassavettes's October 2015 directing hire, a forthcoming remake of Road House which last had Ronda Rousey starring.

Brusied rolls cameras beginning in September. (THR)

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