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The Lady Is a Champ: Eliza Dushku Goes a Few Rounds With Fight Night Champion

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UPDATED: Monday, February 28, 2011 02:15
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Monday, February 28, 2011 2:15 AM

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NYTIMES.COM - On television series like “Buffy” and “Dollhouse,” Eliza Dushku was perfectly comfortable holding her own against tough guys, and maybe throwing a punch or two when the situation required it. So her next role is a bit of a departure, and not only because she isn’t called upon to swing her fists. In the boxing video game Fight Night Champion, which EA Sports will release for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation3 consoles on Tuesday, Ms. Dushku plays the daughter of an unscrupulous fight promoter, and finds herself drawn into an intrigue involving her father and an up-and-coming boxer (played by the actor and athlete LaMonica Garrett). The story, which is told in movie-style sequences that unfold between the game’s playable boxing matches, is written by Will Rokos, an Academy Award-nominated writer and producer of “Monster’s Ball,” and represents the latest effort to bridge the worlds of gaming and cinema. These sequences (which were created using 3-D motion-capture technology) also allowed Ms. Dushku to play a character who was very much herself and yet as unearthly as anything seen on a Joss Whedon show...

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