In the grand tradition of Eminem’s “8 Mile”, the Beatles’ “A Hard Days Night” and countless Elvis movies you probably have never watched, UFC champ and unbridled mainstream superstar Ronda Rousey will be getting her own movie. And she’ll be starring in it.
Here’s Variety with the scoop:
Paramount Pictures has secured the rights to Ronda Rousey’s New York Times best-selling autobiography “My Fight/Your Fight” with Rousey attached to star in the pic and Mark Bomback on board to adapt.
Mary Parent is producing along with Rousey, with Bomback serving as exec producer.
“It’s a real honor to be a part of bringing Ronda’s incredible story to the big screen,” Parent said.
Insiders say as soon as the rights to the book were put on the market, Rousey was always keen in starring and wanted to make sure whichever studio landed her book would understand her desire to star. Paramount execs were impressed by her ability to balance a film career while also staying in top fighting shape to remain undefeated in her sport.
Just so you know, Bomback and Parent’s film credits include those new Planet of the Apes flicks, “The Wolverine” (which I actually kind of liked), “Pacific Rim” and “Godzilla”, so this is no small thing.