Ronda Rousey Starring In Her Own Biopic

Mark Bomback will adapt My Fight/Your Fight


by James White |
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You might argue that at 28, UFC champ and actor Ronda Rousey is young to be writing her autobiography, let alone locking in a deal to star in the film based on the book. But she’s led such an interesting life so far that you can see why Paramount might be keen to buy the rights.

The studio has** Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes**’ Mark Bomback adapting the book My Fight/Your Fight, which Rousey wrote with older sister Maria Burns Ortiz. It takes a hard stare at the many challenges – a tough birth, communication issues when young, struggling to make her way in the brutal and often sexist world of Ultimate Fighting – that she has overcome in her life and career, on her way to combining a dominant run in the Octagon with an embryonic film career.

Nothing is yet known about what form the film will take, but it’ll roughly follow Rousey’s life up to recent accomplishments, which includes appearances in Entourage and Fast & Furious 7, plus knocking out UFC opponent Bethe Correia in 34 seconds last weekend in Brazil.

The project is still developing, and will have to wait for Rousey to be available again – she’ll work with Bomback on the script for the adaptation before training for a potential next bout and is also scheduled to co-star in Peter Berg’s next action thriller, Mile 22, which will kick off production in January.

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