IFC Films announced today that is has acquired North American rights to Nick Sarkisov’s Embattled, the Georgian-born director's English-language debut.
Set within the world of Mixed Martial Arts Embattled stars Stephen Dorff as Cash, a man who successfully channels his aggression into cage-fighting. Flying high on top of the world, Cash lands hard when his second son is born with Williams Syndrome, an incurable development disorder. Instinctively he runs away from his family, putting distance between him and the sudden life hurdle.
Years later, Cash’s elder son enters the ring, creating the perfect conditions for a showdown in which neither of the two men can indeed win. Facing their past head-on, they look to fight, not fully understanding the toll such a battle can have on the heart and soul.
Co-starring Darren Mann, Karrueche Tran, Elizabeth Reaser, Donald Faison, Drew Starkey, Ava Capri, Saïd Taghmaoui, and a slew of real-life UFC fighters including Tyron Woodley, Cowboy Cerrone, Eryk Anders, Embattled is (currently) set for a November 2020 release.