Ronda Rousey To Star In Her Own Biopic for Paramount
Undefeated MMA star Ronda Rousey has stated she doesn’t discuss outside business while in training. But now that she’s knocked out Bethe Correia in 34 seconds last Saturday night in Brazil, Rousey is now free to openly discuss her newest project: a movie based on her own life.
Paramount Pictures has purchased the rights to My Fight/Your Fight, Rousey’s New York Times bestselling autobiography, which the fighter co-wrote with her sister Maria Burns Ortiz. In addition, Paramount has confirmed that Rousey will be playing herself.
Mark Bomback, the writer behind The Wolverine and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, is being brought on to adapt the book, in addition to serving as executive producer on the film. Meanwhile, Pacific Rim producer Mary Parent will produce alongside Rousey herself.
“It’s a real honor to be a part of bringing Ronda’s incredible story to the bigscreen,” said Parent.
No word on when the movie will go into production, as Bomback is currently working on the script. However, this is already among the most anticipated projects in Hollywood, not only due to how hot a commodity Ronda is this year, but also due to the rarity of a star playing themselves in their own biopic. If they get the right director, and Ronda brings the same kind of intensity to her acting that she brings to her fighting, this could really be something special. This is a woman who went from living in her car to being one of the biggest stars in all of professional sports, if not THE biggest.
But what do you think of the burgeoning film career for Ronda Rousey? Sound off in the comments!
And for more on Ronda Rousey, watch her knock out Bethe Correia in 34 seconds at UFC 190!