Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
Want To Be An Empire Journalist?
Find out how here
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Teaser Trailer For Inherent Vice
Paul Thomas Anderson does Thomas Pynchon
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
23 September 2014
Vin Diesel Shares New Fast & Furious 7 Images
Via Facebook. Where else?
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Expendables 3 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Hercules (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Brick Mansions (2014)
Empire Star Rating
47 Ronin (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

UFC Champ Ronda Rousey Driven To Fast 7
She'll be fighting with Dom and co

07 August 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Wrap

submit to reddit

Ronda Rousey

Following in the ass-kicking footsteps of Gina Carano, Ronda Rousey appears set to become the latest Ultimate Fighting champ to head for the Fast & Furious franchise, closing in on a deal for what is currently called Fast & Furious 7.

James Wan is taking over directorial duties for the new film, which will follow directly on from the sixth instalment and see Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto and the gang plunged into what will likely be a mission of revenge after the death of one of their own at the end of that adventure.

Assuming she signs on, Rousey would take a relatively small supporting part that will let her do what she does best: cause bruises. With Michelle Rodriguez’ Letty back as part of the team, we’d imagine Rousey will have a serious challenge on her hands.

There are few confirmed details on the plot of the new movie, which is once more written by Chris Morgan, though we do know it’ll be set mostly in Los Angeles, albeit with a shoot pencilled in for Atlanta this autumn. Diesel, Rodriguez, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson and most of the crew should be back in action because what’s a Fast film without the whole crew? 2 Fast 2 Furious, that’s what, and nobody wants that.

It’s just the second high-profile role for Rousey, who will also be adding her knockabout skills to The Expendables 3, where she will of course be joining Harrison Ford as well as the returning cast.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Trailer For The Dyatlov Pass Incident Online
Renny Harlin goes back to the mountains
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Future Of Film: A Woman Will Direct Star Wars
No longer a men’s club, Hollywood is going to start opening its doors...

The Empire Podcast #130: Interviews With Rosamund Pike, Lee Child And Antoine Fuqua
The Gone Girl star, Jack Reacher author and The Equalizer director pop in for a chat

The Future Of Film: Movie Posters Will Talk To You (And Buy Your Tickets)
Movie posters will be bigger, better... and talk to you?

The 50 Greatest Voice Performances In Movies
Who has the most talented tonsils in town?

25 Movie Songs Bigger Than The Movie
The film tunes that transcend their origins...

Denzel Washington: A Viewer’s Guide
The highs and lows of The Equalizer star’s career to date

The Making Of The Lost Pilot: An Oral History
The cast and crew look back at the epic season opener…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)