American mixed martial artist to star in film adaptation of her autobiography
Los Angeles: American mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey will play herself on the big screen in an upcoming biopic. Paramount Pictures has secured the rights to her bestselling autobiography "My Fight/Your Fight".
Ronda Rousey before a fight in Rio de Janeiro last month. Pic/Getty Images
Mark Bomback is roped in to adapt the book, while Mary Parent is producing the project along with Rousey, with Bomback serving as executive producer, reports Variety.com.
"It's a real honour to be a part of bringing Ronda's incredible story to the big screen," Parent said.
Ronda Rousey taunts opponent Bethe Correia after knocking her out in 34 seconds at UFC 190. Courtesy/ Ronda Rousey's official Twitter account.
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 set yet
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 film "Mile 22" in January.
She has earlier appeared on screen in films like The Expendables 3, Furious 7 and Entourage, in which she also appeared as herself.
> Ronda Rousey is an American mixed martial artist and judoka
> At 17, Rousey qualified for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, becoming the youngest judoka in the Games
> Rousey became the first American to win an Olympic medal in women's judo when she won bronze at the 2008 Beijing Games
> She is the first and current UFC Women's Bantamweight champion, as well as the last Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight champion
> Currently, she is ranked four in the UFC pound-for-pound rankings