Anika Noni Rose to Bring Boxing Champ Ann Wolfe To the Screen in ‘Beast Mode’

Anika Noni Rose will be leading the cast in a new drama that will chronicle the life of esteemed boxing champion. Deadline reports that Rose will portray ex-champion and championship trainer Ann Wolfe in a new drama pilot for TNT entitled Beast Mode. Pulling herself and her two daughters up from poverty, abuse, homelessness, and criminality, Marsha Blackstone (Rose) reached the pinnacle of boxing as a fighter and has become equally as successful a trainer known for unconventional methods and a fiercely combative style. Driven by the belief that any step backward is a slippery slope to her former life, when the boxer Marsha trained to a world title fires her, this complex and inspiring…