AceShowbiz - Halle Berry really takes the title of her new movie to heart. The Academy Award-winning actress has been injured on the set of mixed martial arts action drama "Bruised", which she stars in and serves as director.
According to NJ Advance Media, the movie was set to film in Newark on Monday, but the production had to be rescheduled after Berry sustained an injury during a fight scene. "Halle got slightly injured in the fight," said executive producer Brian Pitt. Assuring that the injury is "nothing serious," he added of the actress, "She's tired. She needed a break."
"Occasionally what's going to happen is an actor might get a little injured, and we might adjust scheduling around them a little bit," Pitt added. As the movie is set around MMA world, he noted that injury is not something unusual for the film. "We have fighters coming in from around the country, and they get injured in other bouts," he said.
The movie was scheduled to film at Mack's Elite Heat Boxing Gym on Mount Pleasant Avenue, where it was to continue for a week. Pitt said that filming would likely resume on Friday, but the locations would probably be shuffled. "We are in the process of just moving things around for actor availability," he went on sharing.
"Bruised" marks Berry's directorial debut. The movie follows Jackie a.k.a. Justice, portrayed by the 53-year-old actress, a disgraced MMA fighter who has failed at the one thing she's ever been good at - fighting. When 6-year-old Manny, the son she walked out on years ago, returns to her doorstep, Jackie has to conquer her own demons, face one of the fiercest rising stars of the MMA world, and ultimately fight to become the mother this kid deserves.
Michelle Rosenfarb writes the script, with Basil Iwanyk, who produced "John Wick" movies through Thunder Road Pictures, serving as producer along with Linda Gottlieb and Guymon Casady. Berry is additionally teaming up with the team that executes fight choreography for the "John Wick" series.