Ronda Rousey to star in film adaptation of her autobiography
Just a few days after knocking out Bethe Correia at UFC 190, Ronda Rousey is set to star in the film adaptation of her autobiography My Fight/Your Fight.
Variety first reported that Paramount Pictures has picked up the rights to Rousey’s best-selling book, with Mark Bomback set to adapt and Mary Parent producing.
Rousey and her sister Maria Burns Ortiz wrote My Fight/Your Fight, which was published by ReganArts in May. The New York Times bestseller follows the UFC fighter’s meteoric rise to fame, including her biggest fights, her burgeoning Hollywood career, and her father’s death when she was 8.
Rousey confirmed the news on Twitter and Instagram, writing, “Can’t wait to work with Paramount, the talented Mark Bomback and Mary Parent! When it’s time to make this, I promise to make it special.” Paramount representatives did not respond to a request for comment.
Rousey has already appeared in The Expendables 3, Furious 7, and Entourage, and she’s attached to star in the upcoming action-thriller Mile 22, as well as The Athena Project, about an all-female counterterrorism team.