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Halle Berry in Newark, NJ this week to direct and film her new MMA movie ‘Bruised’

According to an article from, actress Halle Berry is in New Jersey this week to film her new movie ‘Bruised,’ a movie about the redemption of a disgraced MMA fighter.

Bruised stars Berry, and Kevin D. Benton. Produced by Thunder Road Pictures and Romulus Entertainment, it is currently in pre-production status.

The picture is also Berry’s feature film directorial debut and will film in Newark from Nov. 18 – Nov. 22.

Fight fans also know Berry as a regular presence at MMA events and a big supporter of Cris Cyborg. She has been working with UFC featherweight Brian Ortega for the movie.

The film in some ways is symbolic of Berry’s own personal and professional journey. Berry was the first African-American  woman to win the lead Oscar for her role in the 2001 film Monster’s Ball. She also won an Emmy and Golden Globe award in 1999 for Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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