UFC Champion Ronda Rousey to Star in Film Based on Her Autobiography

By August 3, 2015

This past Saturday, UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey took place in one of the most anticipated MMA contests of the year, and knocked out challenger Bethe Correia in 34 seconds during the first round to expand her undefeated record with the organization. Now, word has come down that Rousey will step in front of the camera in a new film, this time documenting her own life story.

According to Variety, Ronda Rousey will star in a new film based on My Fight/Your Fight, released earlier this year by Regan Arts. The book, a certified New York Times bestseller, has been optioned by Paramount Pictures for a film adaptation, and will feature Rousey as herself. Screenwriter Mark Bomback will adapt the book into the film’s script, while also serving as executive producer with Rousey and Disruption Entertainment president Mary Parent.

The official summary for the book reads,

Marked by her signature charm, barbed wit, and undeniable power, Rousey’s account of the toughest fights of her life—in and outside the Octagon—reveals the painful loss of her father when she was eight years old, the intensity of her judo training, her battles with love, her meteoric rise to fame, the secret behind her undefeated UFC record, and what it takes to become the toughest woman on Earth. Rousey shares hard-won lessons on how to be the best at what you do, including how to find fulfillment in the sacrifices, how to turn limitations into opportunities, and how to be the best on your worst day.

Rousey is, of course, no stranger to the big screen, having appeared already in films like The Expendables 3Furious 7, and Entourage. She has also appeared on WWE TV a few times, most notably in a team-up with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson at WrestleMania 31 this year where she “knocked out” Stephanie McMahon. After one additional face-off in the UFC octagon this year, she’ll then move to her net film project, the Peter Berg-directed action film Mile 22. Paramount executives were reportedly very impressed with the fighter’s ability to balance a multifaceted career in the physically-demanding world of fighting, as well as appearances in front of the camera as an actress. This is said to be one of the factors that excited the studio about placing her in the lead for the film.

For more details on My Fight/Your Fight as it continues to develop, keep it locked on GeekNation!

Chris Clow
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