Ronda Rousey Reportedly Inks Lead Roles in Warner Bros Films “Entourage” & “Athena Project”

February 6, 2014
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Ronda Rousey UFC 157As if she wasn’t already a white-hot property in the MMA world, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is quickly attracting Hollywood opportunities like a magnet.

Rousey filmed Expendables 3 and Fast and Furious 7 in the lead-up to her fight with Miesha Tate at UFC 168, and now has two more major motion pictures in the offing.

Warner Bros. has tapped Rousey for a lead role in the movie-version of the hit HBO series Entourage, and has also put in a bid for the Brad Thor penned novel Athena Project, which would also come with Rousey attached as a star of the potential movie franchise.

News of Rousey’s upcoming Warner Bros. offerings was reported on Thursday by Variety.com, and bolstered by Rousey’s sharing of the article on social media.

Athena Project is a book about an elite U.S. counter-terrorism unit that is sent after a terrorist that executes a bombing in Rome that kills 20 Americans. Obviously, there is potential for a series of sequels if the film is successful.

Rousey next steps in the Octagon on Feb. 22, when she puts her UFC title on the line against fellow Olympian Sara McMann, but then heads into filming for her role in Entourage in mid-March.

Athena Project does not currently have a screenplay yet, so the schedule for filming for that movie is not yet set.

Rousey is quickly becoming as hot of a property in Hollywood as she is in the Octagon, and she is taking full advantage of the opportunities presented her.

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  • TheCerealKiller

    Just like Gina, she will quickly see the dollar signs in movies over MMA. I hope you jump on it. Ronda is the Nickleback of MMA, I’m so sick of seeing her everywhere! WMMA is still in it’s INFANCY and Ronda is the most promoted fighter in the world.

    • William Stryker

      Gina Carano is 100x hotter than Rousey, and an infinitely better actress.

      • Jimmy Rebel

        not only is she a very attractive woman, she hasn’t even been in any films to give you the chance to judge her acting ability. you’re the definition of a hater.

        • TigOlBitties

          …and you’re in love. Awwww. Wake up.

  • TigOlBitties

    …and idiotic Hollywood fails to keep up with the news again. This pig faced coont will keep audiences away from any film in which she is prominently featured. Good job, Hollywood.

    • Jimmy Rebel

      except for those of us who aren’t terrified of a confident woman. judging by your avi “TigOlBitties” I’m guessing you’re a fan of Miesha Tate, who 24/7 looks like either she has to take a massive dump, or smells something foul. I like how leading up to the fight people like you were giggly like Tate would dominate Ronda, then the fight happened and she threw Tate around the octagon like a rag-doll. if a male fighter has Ronda’s personality you call them confident, hungry, determined athletes. yet you refer to a female as a stuck up b*tch. stop ruining my sport with your insecurities please.

      • TigOlBitties

        If a male fighter suggests that twenty dead kids is a conspiracy of unseen “anti-2nd amendment” forces, I would call them similar names, genius.

        Do you even know what I’m referring to?

  • Chicago

    Always seems like MMA fans just love to hate on people. R.R. has the same personality as the nick and nate but she gets the most hate. I’m sure that a lot of it comes from her being a no bs/a hole female, which is still frowned apon in today’s society. I love a few fighters, I like a lot of fighters, I am indifferent to a few, but only hated 2 fighters. war machine and Browning (spelling may be wrong. the little blond a hole on the reality show). the same people who call her a “B” and a “C” are the same guys who would get all choked up when they ask her to sign their stamp collection. I don’t like her either but some. keyword some of u guys take the hate just to far.

    • TheCerealKiller

      What top videos do you see on your right side of the screen? What video is running right now on your screen below those? Who’s face is crammed down your throat every UFC event? It should be Mighty Mouse, since he is the least know champ they have. I keep hoping Cyborg drops some muscle and crushes Ronda.

      • Seth

        It’s stupid…Miesha is bigger Bit*** than Ronda, thou people love her. Bunch of hipocrits. Like her or not, she is best female fighter today.Cris Cyborg won’t fight her – Highly doubt Cris could make 135.

    • UOENO

      Someone please explain:

      1) Why does a person have to be a hater if they dislike RR? Why can’t it simply be their opinion?

      2) Is RR that good of a fighter/person that she simply cannot be disliked by anybody? You gotta’ be smoking crack and a D-Rider to the 10th degree if you feel that way.

      • Chicago

        I’m not saying that you can’t dislike her. I personally try to save the word “hate” for the scum of the earth. keyword try. I just don’t think that people need to go as far as to call her a whole mess of f’ed up names. example b’s and A’s and c’s. calling her fat (which she is not) saying that she looks like a pig (which she does not. might not look good, but far from being ugly) a lot of people are annoyed about her in your face publicity. I’m more annoyed by some guys (not saying you) who clearly hating because they feel threatened.

      • Mike mckinney

        Honestly why does everyone have defend themselves for being a hater. It’s kind of funny. They want to hate on someone, but not be labeled a hater. Just about everyone hates on someone at some point in their lives. It doesn’t matter whether you hate on someone because of their success or in spite of it. It’s still hating. If people dislike someone then they shouldn’t be upset about being called a hater. Its would be like an old white guy who dislikes blacks being upset that someone referred to him as a racist.
        I don’t really have much of an opinion on Rhonda at all. I pretty much hate on the entire division. I wouldn’t care if decent fights weren’t replaced by these annoying pre puberty weight divisions. Not to mention the women’s division.
        Embrace the hate.

        • Chicago

          Lord Vader?

        • UOENO

          So you just basically said if you dislike someone then you’re absolutely a hater and nothing more nothing less. *face palm* Wow

  • Austin, TX

    SHE’S FAMOUS G*DAMMIT AND YOUR GOING TO LIKE IT!!! SO TAKE THAT.
    HER AGENT.. I MEAN HOLLYWOOD… IS CALLING. AND YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS! GOT IT?

    there’ll be more articles soon. get ready for the vomit festival.

    there should be a superfight between her and barao since they both share the same p4p spot on the p4p list?

    p4p list are ludicrous anyway. they are pure fantasy. meaningless. two 125 lbs fighter relate to each other physically completely different than two 205 or 255 lb men. Its physics. Its different. You can’t compare the two. Its a mind game. A fantasy. Its meaningless.

    • UOENO

      Early candidate for worst comment of the year!

      • Seth

        He went from hating Ronda to obvious knowledge about P4P list. Nice transition there.

        • UOENO

          Not to mention he’s making Texas look bad. Ugh.

    • Jimmy Rebel

      I would almost guarantee you have no idea what p4p actually means. once you google and find out Pound for Pound, I definitely guarantee you have no idea what that is. I can completely see rousey being a top 5 p4p and not just in the women’s division.

      • Guest

        definitely stupidest comment of the year. I think Coonling is a troll. He probably doesn’t even watch MMA

      • William Stryker

        Rousey top 5 p4p? LOL…what a troll. You know nothing of MMA

  • fckrousey@yahoo.com

    I’m so sick of this overrated P.R. bitch. She only gets hype because the dumb Fertitas are paying for it. She’s gross actually and I’m sick of her ass…

    • Seth

      Then…hmmm…what can I advice you….oh, I know! Don’t watch her fights. Don’t read articles about her. And maybe…hmm…ignore everything related to her? If you dislike her so much, then why you even bother to write comments and read articles about her?

    • js4321

      I agree with Seth…if you don’t like her, stop paying attention to her. Overrated? Hmm…I guess that’s why she is STILL the women’s bantamweight champion. Just because Rousey doesn’t act politically correct or how OTHERS want her to act, doesn’t mean she’s a bad person. Last time I checked, someone who is real deserves way more credit than someone who “pretends” to be nice and puts on a Pagent smile for everyone, wishing world peace. This is UFC, get over it if you are disgusted. Continue watching Miss America if you like or need that fake, PC stuff. Rousey is amazing and for her to rise up from essentially being homeless to being the UFC Bantamweight champion along with getting movie deals is quite inspiring.

  • Maddawgmar

    Haters gonna hate.

    • UOENO

      D-Riders are gonna’ ride.

  • UOENO

    Miesha Tate would/will have a better career in Hollywood than RR whenever she gets her chance. She is much better looking and more classy. I don’t know why; I just see Ronda being super fat when she gets older. lol

    • Seth

      I find it funny how ppl are hatin Ronda for her behavior and stuff, but doesn’t see Miesha being just stupid little highschool queen, which is mad when she doesn’t get what she want or is ignored. Perfectly fits Caraway thou.

      • js4321

        I’m glad you brought up the whole Tate being “ignored” thing. That interview with her showed clear as day that she was envious of something about Rousey. Tate Saying that Rousey is at the top and every other female fighter is supporting her is ludicrous. It was Dana White who approached Rousey a couple years ago and really saw her true potential in UFC…and adding legitimacy to women’s MMA. Ronda is an Olympian, reigns supreme over her title of Women’s Bantamweight Champion and is herself. If you are hating RR, I think you might need to reconsider your views on REAL people and FAKE people. She shouldn’t have to change for anyone and considering that she doesn’t sugar coat anything or make everything politically correct, that in and of itself, gains my immediate respect.

      • horace

        Caraway is a feminine girl too. Rousey would beat Caroway.

    • DarlaS

      Ya know, even Miesha readily admits that Ronda has opened doors for women’s MMA and has allowed her, Miesha, to make more money. I really don’t mind Chael or Ronda playing the role of the ‘bad’ person. If I could pull down the $$’s they have, I’d learn the act as well!

      • horace

        Tate never made more than 15,000 in a fight ever.

        • DarlaS

          BUZZZ!!! WRONG!! Want to try again in the big money rounds? Before you make yourself a fool in front of the world, you may want to take just a few seconds to Google what state athletic boards report as fight earnings. NOTE: These earnings do NOT include bonuses nor sponsor money. In Miesha’s last fight, she was guaranteed $28,000 just to walk into the ring! http://mmajunkie.com/2013/12/ufc-168-scheduled-salaries-silva-could-bank-800k-weidman-400k/

          Smoke that in your (15,000) pipe!!! I just do NOT like idiots who spew their nonsense as if it were fact!

        • DarlaS

          Um, want to try again?! Miesha made, not including sponsor money, $103,000 in her last fight against Rousey! $28,000 to show and $75,000 ‘fight of the night’ bonus. http://www.mma-manifesto.com/ufc-fighter-salary-database/salary-main/ufc-168-fighter-salaries.html

          That REALLY makes your comment look lame! Please try to do a little more than just make up things next time.

    • Jimmy Rebel

      she looks like a disgusted crime investigator showing up to a murder scene from the neck up

      • UOENO

        I’m not gonna’ lie, bro. This was hella funny. lol I had to come back and type this. ahahahaha

    • horace

      Meisha Tate with that huge nose could play in a circus movie but that honker on Tate limits any serious roles. Nose job of epic proportions would need to be done on Big Nose Tate.

  • Scoobs

    If they give her roles that require her to be a jerk, she’ll do fine.

    • Seth

      Tell me more about it, since you know her so well.

  • solo

    I would like to see Rousey and Tate on the same movie.
    Rousey being the villain of course.
    We got to see that in the real world, why not in the fiction also.

    • horace

      Rousey can arm bar the crooks and look stupid doing it.

  • Panama Rosado

    they should team up Rousey and Gina Carano in a movie.

    • horace

      like Mike and Molly?

  • horace

    For a girl who 4 years ago was living in her van and working 3 minimum wage jobs good for Rhonda seizing the opportunity to make some serious money. Why would any pretty woman want to take punches in the face?

    • William Stryker

      Fighting is her best bet. You think her cameo movie roles pay her big bucks? NO WAY!! She makes more money fighting than with her stupid, small cameos. She’s not even an actress.

      • Jimmy Rebel

        you must be a troll. this article is about her LEAD ROLE in movies, one being entourage which has a massive fan base in itself. Gina Carano wasn’t an actress before she was asked to make a cameo appearance. I loved Gina, but people like you need to stop comparing the two. honestly, her movies were terrible B level films in which her acting was bad. nobody can even recognize her in fast 6. Gina quit the sport because she wasn’t talented enough to keep up with the competition. once women’s MMA became popular, she was quickly thrown to the wolves, steroid infested cyborg retired her.

        • William Stryker

          That’s funny how you think that everyone who disagrees with you is a troll. I think you’re the troll. Gina is hot. Rousey is ugly. I could care less about women’s MMA. Women’s MMA is a joke and I never watch that crap. No, I don’t watch women’s boxing or WNBA either. The only women’s sport I watch is beach volleyball.

          • horace

            Gina will be 200 lbs in a few years with that huge frame on her.. Gina had no talent and fought smaller girls till meeting with Cyborg ending the fake career. 200lbs.

          • William Stryker

            oh yeah, you can predict the future? Gina’s been an athlete her entire life. She’ll never be fat. Anyway, Gina is beautiful as hell and a pleasure to watch. That’s all people care about. I could care less about Women’s MMA. Women’s MMA is a joke. I never watch that crap.

          • horace

            But you are commenting on the Woman? Lonely and single? MMM?

          • William Stryker

            what?

          • brad king

            yup gina is smoking hot! and then there is ronda in films also

          • DarlaS

            I’d bet $20k that Gina could render you unconscious within one round! If she’s fat and has no talent, please post a picture and resume of your wife…or boyfriend.

          • horace

            Darla you don’t have 20k and never will. double wide trailer slide maybe.

          • DarlaS

            I see no picture, link to a picture, or a resume from you. Therefore, you are nothing but a liar. Have you not noticed that the “down” marks are mostly checked on your comments? Take the clue!

            You want to talk about my finances yet you don’t know me. How about you step into the octagon with me for 5 minutes? You clearly know Gina would knock you out, you loud mouth wuss!

    • UOENO

      Boy Ronda ain’t ever been broke. Stop lyin’. She always had dough.

  • horace

    Meisha Tate is gone forever I hope?? taking that huge Nose with her?

  • Beau

    two movies I won’t be paying to see.

  • horace

    Rousey has two fried eggs as a chest so nude scenes are out. Rhonda will make a few movies and bomb out then marry some rich Armenian drug lord.

    • William Stryker

      hilarious and true. Now THAT’S a good prediction.

  • Q

    I have been waiting years for this Entourage movie to come, I now dont want to see it if Ronda is in it.

  • Over it

    I’m so tired of hearing about this hefeir. She’s barely done anything and scared as sh*t to fight the true champ, Cyborg. Talk about over-hyped!!! I can’t wait until her fat ass gets taken out…

    • horace

      Cyborg would have destroyed Rousey and ended this sham career before it got started. Rousey is a bottom feeder dodging and hiding from Cyborg who would end all this fake Rhonda crap.

  • horace

    Cyborg is the woman’s champ and it is sad to see Rousey acting like Cyborg is not there.

  • horace

    Think if Sara Kaufman made movies-horror