Halle Berry to Direct, Star in MMA Drama 'Bruised'

The Oscar winner will work with 'John Wick' producer Basil Iwanyk.

Halle Berry is getting in the ring as a helmer.

The Oscar winner has set her directorial debut with the MMA drama Bruised, teaming up with John Wick producer Basil Iwanyk and his Thunder Road Pictures.

Berry will also star in the feature as a disgraced MMA fighter, Jackie "Justice." When 6-year-old Manny, the son Jackie walked out on years ago, returns to her life, she has to conquer her own demons, face one of the fiercest rising stars of the MMA world and fight to become the mother that she thinks Manny deserves.

Michelle Rosenfarb wrote the feature, which is also being produced by Entertainment 360 and Linda Gottlieb. Riverstone is financing and Erica Lee is serving as executive producer.

Berry, who will next be seen in John Wick 3 , is repped by WME and Management 360.