UFC Champion Ronda Rousey To Star In Autobiography Adaptation

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If there’s one gripe fans have with Ronda Rousey, it’s that we don’t get to see her in action enough. Her last four fights have lasted an average of 30 seconds each, teaching many that bathroom breaks could prove a costly luxury during a Rousey fight. The Olympic bronze medalist posted another photo-flash victory Saturday night, finishing Bethe Correia in a measly 34 seconds. Coming close on the heels of another dominant performance is news that Rousey will star in a film adaptation of her autobiography My Fight/Your Fight. 

Paramount Pictures has bought the rights to Ronda Rousey’s NYT bestselling autobiography, which charts her path from childhood to being an Olympic-level judoka to becoming one of the most dominant champions in UFC history. The book was written with help from her sister Maria Burns Ortiz and published by Regan Arts.

Mark Bomback, who has movies like The Wolverine and Total Recall to his credit, will adapt the book for film. He also serves as an executive producer on the project, which will be produced by Mary Parent and Ronda Rousey. Bomback has only just gone to work on the script for the movie, so it will be a while before a release date can be expected.

It’s unusual for a person to star in their own autobiographical film, but Rousey has shown an ability to be engaging on screen in films like Furious 7, The Expendables, and Entourage. That said, the upcoming role will require her to portray a much greater range of emotions than previous assignments have.

Even as MMA fights for mainstream attention, Rousey’s stardom has risen unabated since her entry into the UFC. The recognition means an itinerant lifestyle for the UFC women’s bantamweight Champion. Rumor has it “Rowdy” Rousey will complete her trilogy of fights against Meisha Tate at UFC 194 scheduled for December 5 this year. She will begin shooting Mile 22, an action movie to be directed by Pete Berg, January next year.

Source: Variety

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