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TNT Taps Anika Noni Rose for ‘Beast Mode’ Pilot

TNT has placed actress Anika Noni Rose in the lead role of drama pilot Beast Mode, the network said Monday.

The pilot, inspired by the life of legendary boxing trainer Ann Wolfe, stars Rose (The Quad,Power) as the mother of two who pulled her family from poverty, abuse, homelessness and criminality to reach the pinnacle of boxing as a fighter and as a trainer known for unconventional methods and a combative style, said TNT.

Beast Mode, produced by Wolfe and Marco in association with Studio T, is written and executive produced by David Schneiderman, along with Stefanie Huie, Charles King, Kim Roth and Poppy Hanks.