Ronda Rousey to star in Paramount Pictures film about her life
Ronda Rousey will star in a Paramount Pictures film about her life, according to Variety.com film reporter Justin Kroll.
The film will be based on Rousey's New York Times best-selling autobiography “My Fight/Your Fight,” which was published this spring by ReganArts.
The UFC women's bantamweight champion, who knocked out Bethe Correa in 34 seconds in Brazil on Saturday, will produce the film along with Mary Parent, who recently produced “Godzilla” and “Pacific Rim.” Mark Bombach of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and “The Wolverine” will serve as the film's executive producer.
“It's a real honor to be a part of bringing Ronda's incredible story to the big screen,” Parent said.
Rousey won't be making her acting debut in this film, as she has also appeared on the silver screen in “The Expendables 3,” “Furious 7” and the recently-released “Entourage.” She will also shoot an action flick directed by Pete Berg called “Mile 22” in January, and is attached to Warner Brothers' “The Athena Project.”
There has yet to be a date set for the beginning of production of Rousey's autobiographical film. She has made it clear, however, that acting will not interfere with her strict training regimen leading up to a fight.
Rousey is expected to fight once more before the end of 2015.
- Kayla Lombardo