Halle Berry John Wick

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Halle Berry is getting into the director's ring.

The Oscar-winning actress will make her directorial debut with "Bruised," a mixed martial arts drama from "John Wick" producer Basil Iwanyk and his Thunder Road Pictures. Berry is currently filming "John Wick 3: Parabellum" opposite Keanu Reeves.

Berry will also star in the movie as Jackie “Justice,” a disgraced MMA fighter who has failed at the one thing she’s ever been good at — fighting. When Manny, the 6-year-old 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.

The choreography team from "John Wick 3" will create the MMA scenes for "Bruised."

Berry made history in 2001 by becoming the only black woman to win the Best Actress Oscar (and still is). In recent years, she's appeared in movies like "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" and TV shows like "Extant."