Paramount To Do A Ronda Rousey Biopic

Just days after flattening her most recent opponent in 34 seconds in Brazil, UFC fighter Ronda Rousey is continuing her push into film with a new and more personal project.

Paramount Pictures has secured the rights to Rousey’s New York Times best-selling autobiography “My Fight/Your Fight” with Rousey attached to star as herself. Mark Bomback (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” “The Wolverine”) will adapt the script while Rousey and Mary Parent are producing.

Ronda and her sister Maria Burns Ortiz penned the inspirational story about the fighter who was faced with extraordinary challenges on her path to glory. As the adaptation has only just begun this is expected to be some time away.

Rousey is expected to fight one more time before the end of the year and will then shoot the Pete Berg-directed action thriller “Mile 22” in January. Rousey has made a name for herself in recent years effectively balancing a film career with parts in “Furious 7,” “The Expendables 3” and the “Entourage” movie along with staying in top fighting shape.

Source: Variety