What can’t she do? UFC fighter Ronda Rousey’s bestselling memoir is getting turned into a movie– and she is going to star in it!
Fresh off her insane victory against Bethe Correia on Aug. 1, Ronda Rousey‘s life is getting the big screen treatment! Based on her New York Times best selling autobiography, My Fight/Your Fight, which was published on May 12 of this year, the film will depict the 28-year-old’s life and it will star none other than Ronda herself playing herself! Here’s what else we know so far!
Paramount Pictures has purchased the rights to the book, according to Variety. Mark Bomback, who has penned scripts for such films as Dawn of Planet of the Apes and The Wolverine, has signed on to take the film into the 3-dimensional, while Mary Parent will executive produce (alongside Mark and Ronda herself).
“It’s a real honor to be a part of bringing Ronda’s incredible story to the big screen,” Mary told Variety. The book, which was written by Ronda alongside her sister, Maria Burns Ortiz, is a classic story of perseverance, depicting the struggles which Ronda faced in her journey to becoming one of the top female fighters in the world.
The film won’t be Ronda’s first foray into acting. Actually, she’s made several appearances as an actress in such films as The Expendable 3, Furious 7 as well as Entourage (where she also played herself).
While there is no production plan in place just yet, sources close to the film revealed to Variety that Ronda has always been adamant about portraying herself. Along with this film, Ronda also plans to star in the upcoming flick, The Athena Project, another movie which will be adapted from a book.
What do you think of the fact that Ronda is playing herself in the movie based on her life? Do you think the story will make for an interesting movie?
— Casey Mink