Rousey Starring in Film Adaption of “My Fight/Your Fight”
UFC Bantamweight Champ Ronda Rousey’s star just keeps shining brighter, and her latest accomplishment may one day give her a literal star – on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Rousey (12-0) has had bit parts in several movies, including “Expendables 3,” “Furious Seven,” and “Entourage,” and is expected to start filming “Mile 22” with Mark Wahlberg after her fight with Miesha Tate later this year. But news broke today stating she’s taking a page from the likes of Eminem and Prince and starring in her own biopic. Yup, Rousey is set to star as herself in the screen adaption of her memoir, “My Fight/Your Fight.”
According to Variety, Rousey will portray her journey from winning an Olympic Bronze Medal in judo to her rise as UFC Champion and sports superstar. Variety also reports multiple studios attempted to option her memoir as soon as it was released, but Rousey would only approve a sale if she was also signed to star.
Paramount Pictures secured the rights and has hired Mark Bomback to adapt the screenplay. Bomback has written such big-budget Hollywood blockbusters as “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and “Live Free or Die Hard.”
Mary Parent, who has produced “Pacific Rim” and “You, Me and Dupree,” is producing, and Rousey and Bomback will also grab executive producer credits on the film. “It’s a real honor to be a part of bringing Ronda’s incredible story to the big screen,” Parent said Monday.
There is no word yet when the film adaptation of “My Fight/Your Fight” is expected to start filming.
It’s been rumored Rousey will jump from the UFC to an action-movie franchise after her current fight contract is up, and this latest news makes that rumor a real possibility.
Rousey defeated Bethe Correia (9-1) in 34 second into the first round Saturday night at UFC 190, retaining the Bantamweight Title.