Ronda Rousey to Star in Film Based on Her Autobiography (EXCLUSIVE)

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Following her dominating win Saturday night in Brazil, where she knocked out Bethe Correia in 34 seconds, UFC fighter Ronda Rousey is making moves for her film career, and this latest project hits close to home.

Paramount Pictures has secured the rights to Rousey’s New York Times bestselling autobiography “My Fight/Your Fight,” with Rousey playing herself.

Mark Bomback on board to adapt the book, while Mary Parent is producing along with Rousey, with Bomback serving as exec producer.

“It’s a real honor to be a part of bringing Ronda’s incredible story to the bigscreen,” Parent said.

Written by Rousey with her sister Maria Burns Ortiz, “My Fight/Your Fight” is an inspirational story celebrating the accomplishments of Rousey, who faced extraordinary challenges on her path to glory. The book was published in spring by Regan Arts.

No date has been set yet on when the project will go into production as Bomback has just begun adapting the book. Rousey is expected to fight one more time before the end of the year and will then shoot the Pete Berg-directed action pic “Mile 22” in January.

It’s not very often that a notable individual stars in her own biopic, but Rousey is one of those rare cases of an athlete who has seamlessly transitioned from fighting in the Octagon to appearing on screen in such films as “The Expendables 3,” “Furious 7” and most recently, “Entourage,” in which she also appeared as herself.

From appearing in films and penning New York Times bestsellers to endorsement deals with Reebok, Buffalo Jeans and DraftKings, Rousey’s brand outside the ring has continued to expand over the past few years.

Insiders say that Rousey showed interest in appearing in the film and wanted to be sure Paramount was on board as soon as the rights to the book were put on the market. Paramount execs were impressed by her ability to balance a film career while staying in top fighting shape.

Ever since breaking out in “Expendables 3,” Rousey has made it clear that she does not discuss outside business while training. With the fight behind her, she can now develop the project with Bomback in a way she feels will paint the best portrait of her life.

Besides “Mile 22,” Rousey is also attached to Warner Bros. action pic “The Athena Project.” She is repped by WME and attorney Dave Feldman.

Bomback’s recent credits include “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and “The Wolverine.” He most recently penned “War of the Planet of the Apes,” due out in 2017. Prior to that, he wrote “Unstoppable.” He is represented by WME and Anonymous Content.

Parent’s recent credits include “Godzilla” and “Pacific Rim.”

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  1. Swany says:

    Sorry I am on the wrong page. Was looking at Road House. I still don’t like her.

  2. Swany says:

    Ronda is no more then a man with to much to Drink. She is never nice. She is always rude. Everyone who was in Martial Arts learns to be polite till you cant be. Even in the movie, if it is a remake of Road House, she is not the person that Patrick Swayze played. She is what they call a Load Mouth.

  3. TIM says:

    I think there should be a ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TAX on *makeup! It’s not necessary and takes a lot out of our environment! The plastic, transportation fuel, run off into the environment, space at stores, etc is not fitting in with our Prez’s attempt at saving the planet! AND IT’S NOT NECESSARY/DECEPTIVE! Jener, RonDA, Etc so different before/after! And it seems to favor one group over the other! The Glass Wall!

  4. Team Rousey! says:

    Rousey TEAM! I think she should write her own movie scripts, and not redo movies like ‘road house’.. it brings her down, and second best.

  5. My Fight  but now, it seems like everything the UFC women s bantamweight champion touches turns to gold. My Fight with Ronda playing herself in the titular role.

  6. Tracey Escobar mora says:

    I would love to s=more articles about Ronda Rousey and alot more strong women athletes like Ronda Rousey! Womens need love there body !

  7. Masood says:

    Ronda Rousey She Good Actor And Great Fighter First Time Saw Her In The Expendable She is Good

  8. taynara says:

    Eu e quero e usando UFC mesmo
    Eu sou Surda mas UFC
    Eu e fez muito e mesmo sim
    UFC mesmo amor

  9. Sonia Drew says:

    Ronda, you are awesome and I am a huge fan!!

  10. SStucky says:

    You should hire Kimura Cora Sanders – Russellville, Arkansas to play the younger Ronda. Cora is a 2X Women’s Bantamamweight International IKF 2015 World Kickboxing Champion! You can find her at FORCA Martial Arts & Fitness in Russellville, Arkansas. She has acting experience from college and she has been in a music video.

  11. filmsharks says:

    It will be titled “Punch-Drunk Love II” the formative years.

  12. Rodney says:

    I think your the best at your game,never got to worry bout me flirting shit youll knock me out.lmao

  13. lari says:

    She is great. Humble and warrior! Ronda, lindona is and congratulations!!!

  14. Dose says:

    But….she can’t act.

  15. IT 2 IT says:

    “WHEN the BARBARIANS fight among themselves,
    ————————-THIS is AUSPICIOUS for the Chinese.”
    MING official
    3 centuries ago

    In this, the 11th HOUR of
    —————–RED CHINA handover TREASON
    —————————OPEN globalist mafia USURPATION
    ———————————————-and CLUELESS POST AMERICAN – – -‘fun’.

  16. Mark says:

    Looking forward to seeing the film. Forget about those plastic women, you’re absolutely gorgeous and 150% a fighter to be reckoned with. Looking forward to watching more of your fights. Keep strong!!

  17. You are about to write your soliloquy. Be staunch. Fuck them it’s about what you want. K.O. those.. bitches. I apologize for my use of language.

  18. Vanessa says:

    This reminds me of that horribly depressing movie by Clint Eastwood…Million Dollar Baby?….I’d rather watch a comedy than someone chew off their tongue!….

  19. rsazdanoff says:

    Can you imagine Rousey having a relationship with a dude?

    OMG, if he doesn’t lick her right, get ready for the MMA arm bar!

  20. The film cant be completed until she fights Cyborg since that fight will be a major part of her life story and legacy. .

    • SJ Jackson says:

      That fight means nothing for Ronda’s legacy….Cyborg is a steroid freak who needs to get off the roids and make weight then she’ll deserve a fight against Ronda.

      • Cuivre says:

        Some mistakes in life follow you the rest of your life. Being popped and delegitimized for steroid use is one such mistake. Cyborg still wears the effect of this steroid use on her face- figuratively AND literally.

  21. Bill Splivens says:

    It will be interesting to see who plays the “young Ronda and who can pull off believable judo.

  22. Marci E says:

    Ronda, I think it would be great to make this one; I know you don’t remember I match set for you when you first started Judo; Anyway wish you the best!

    Marci E>

  23. Joe Pogi says:

    I like her and I admire her very much! She’s got it all! Looks, brain and talents & skills….I also like her pictures taken at the beach….she can really be a model and an actress!!!

  24. RYAN says:

    Ronda is great to see in movies. she’s got that kick your ass and take names later attitude and its for real.

  25. Jack says:

    this full of herself lady, whose movies flopped big time with the exception of Fast and Furious (already a very successful series). She is a terrible ‘actress’ who thinks that her ‘game’ face is enough. Prediction: this too will equal another flop on the screen

    • You need to get a life pal, Arnold Schwarzenegger sucked as an actor when he started and still does but it’s not what YOU think here, it’s what people like ME think (yeah, the public) and want.

  26. Real says:

    You can buy Venus Honey Traps from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Apparently that has female boxing scenes in it and was written in 2013. And sounds way more interesting.

  27. I’m a hair and makeup artist in Philadelphia who’s a die hard Ronda fan! Are you going to be needing hair and makeup artists for this film ? I’d be absolutely honored to work on this film ! Email me at any time ! Best of luck

  28. Maezeppa says:

    Rousey is an amazing athlete. There’s not been anyone like her before and never will be again. She’s one of those who will be a legend forever, the Mohammad Ali of her time.

  29. cadavra says:

    Will this include the scene where she states that the murder of 20 small children at Sandy Hook was all a big hoax?

    • Cuivre says:

      I know exactly what you are talking about- and how it has been twisted into saying she said something she did not say. You’re still a d-bag- not simply a name- it is your id.

      • cadavra says:

        Except she did say it, deleted the tweet and then issued an apology. And it wasn’t the first time she’s tweeted or said offensive things. But by all means continue to live in your little alternate-universe where nothing happens unless you will it to be so.

    • Bill Splivens says:

      But, she didn’t ever say that though…d-bag.

      • cadavra says:

        You can call me all the childish names you want, but that won’t alter the fact that she IS on record saying it’s a hoax. We’re not allowed to post links here, but if you’ve managed to figure out how to use Google, check for yourself.

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