Fresh off capturing the first UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship title Saturday, Ronda Rousey is already moving forward in other areas of her career. The mixed martial arts fighter is set to play herself in an upcoming biopic based on her autobiography, My Fight/Your Fight, which she wrote with her sister, Maria Burns Ortiz. Paramount Pictures has recently secured the rights to the project, according to Variety.
Through the film, we’ll see Rousey’s inspirational road to success as she overcomes obstacles and makes a name for herself. Her new championship title unfortunately comes after the period the script is meant to be based on, but we’re curious to see if it’ll be integrated into the film anyway. The training and tension leading up to her 34-second knockout victory over rival Bethe Correia would make for good action and drama. Of course, she did win an Olympic medal in Judo in 2008, so there won’t be a shortage of glory either way.
Rousey’s biopic is currently being adapted by Mark Bomback, who will serve alongside the fighter as executive producer. Mary Parent, who will produce, told Variety “It’s a real honor to be a part of bringing Ronda’s incredible story to the bigscreen.”
The biopic will not be Rousey’s first acting role, or even her first time playing herself. She previously had a cameo in the Entourage movie and has also had roles in big budget action flicks like The Expendables 3 and Furious 7. Coming up, she’s slated to film Mile 22 in January and is also reportedly attached to The Athena Project, a Warner Bros. action movie.
Paramount Pictures has yet to announce a timeline for when we should expect the biopic to enter production.
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