Dominant UFC fighter Ronda Rousey was already on top of the world this week, after defeating rival Bethe Correia in just 34 seconds Saturday night, but today her professional life got even better. Variety reports that Paramount Pictures has picked up the rights to Rousey’s bestselling autobiography My Fight/Your Fight, and has tapped her to both executive produce and star in the film adaptation.
Rousey’s already picked up film experience thanks to roles in Expendables 3, Furious 7 and Entourage, and early next year she’ll get her first starring role in Mile 22, an action flick directed by Peter Berg (Lone Survivor). It’s not clear when My Fight/Your Fight will gear up for production, but Rousey does not mix her film career with her fighting career, so the schedule will likely be juggled around her training for upcoming bouts. Screenwriter Mark Bomback (The Wolverine, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) is onboard to adapt the flick.
Ronda Rousey: Olympian, Author, Undefeated MMA Champion, Movie Star. She’s having a great year.