First, she endured the tenacity of a shark in The Shallows. Now, Blake Lively is set to fight her way to redemption in a new drama set to begin shooting this fall.

Bruised is a new film in the works from director Nick Cassavetes that will star Lively as a disgraced mixed martial arts fighter who is a single mother now working two jobs to make ends meet. With the odds always against her, she must do the one thing she is good at when authorities threaten to take her son away: enter the cage in hopes of redemption.

The film was written by Michelle Rosenfarb with Basil Iwanyk, Linda Gottlieb and Guymon Casady producing. Filming is scheduled to begin shooting this September.

H/T: Dark Horizons