Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Ronda Rousey to star in film based on her autobiography: Report

Following her one-sided win Saturday night in Brazil, where she knocked out Bethe Correia in 34 seconds, UFC fighter Ronda Rousey is headed back to the big screen.

Paramount Pictures said Monday it has secured the rights to Rousey’s New York Times bestselling autobiography “My Fight/Your Fight,” and Rousey will star playing herself in the film adaption, reported Variety.

The 28-year-old mixed martial artist has emerged as the sport's top female fighter. She's already drawn interest from Hollywood, appearing in the films "Expendables 3," "Furious 7" and "Entourage."

In her bout Saturday at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro, she knocked out Bethe Correia 34 seconds into the first round. It was Rousey's longest title defense in her last three fights.

The film will begin development with Mark Bomback writing the script. His credits include co-writing the screenplays to "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" and "The Wolverine."

Rousey is also set to star alongside Mark Wahlberg in "Mile 22" directed by Peter Berg.

Mark Bomback on board to adapt the book, while Mary Parent is producing along with Rousey, with Bomback serving as exec producer.

“It’s a real honor to be a part of bringing Ronda’s incredible story to the big screen,” Parent said.

Written by Rousey with her sister Maria Burns Ortiz, “My Fight/Your Fight” is an inspirational story celebrating the accomplishments of Rousey, who faced extraordinary challenges on her path to glory. 

Just hoping the film isn't a short and lasts longer than Rousey's opponents.

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