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Blake Lively to play MMA fighter in ‘Bruised’

/ 08:06 PM May 17, 2017
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Blake Lively will star as a mixed martial arts fighter in action-drama “Bruised”.

According to Hollywood news site Deadline, the movie star is set to play Jackie, a single mom juggling two jobs when authorities threaten to take her son away. Determined to redeem herself, she returns to the cage to fight for her life.

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Nick Cassavetes will direct the MMA-themed film. He has previously directed “The Notebook” and “My Sister’s Keeper”.

Lively has starred in a range of genres in film and television, from TV drama “Gossip Girl” as socialite Serena Van der Woodsen, to leading in the 2016 survival thriller “The Shallows”. The 29-year-old received critical praise for her performance as a surfer trying to escape from the feeding ground of a great white shark.

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The “Bruised” release date is yet to be announced. Niña V. Guno/JB

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