Halle Berry to Direct and Star in MMA Drama ‘Bruised’

Halle Berry (Credit: Deposit Photo)

Halle Berry is moving into the director’s chair.

The Oscar-winning actress will make her directorial debut with the mixed martial arts drama Bruised, according to Deadline.

In addition to directing, Berry will produce and star in the film as Jackie “Justice,” a former MMA fighter who’s fallen on hard times.

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Production on the film is scheduled to begin in March.

Berry won a best actress Oscar for her role in Monster’s Ball in 2002. More recently, she appeared in the films Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Kidnap, The Call and Perfect Stranger.

She’ll next be seen in John Wick 3.