Reports are that Ronda Rousey was going to take some time off to work on another film project, before she starts looking at a return to the Octagon, or her next title challenger. Fans looking for more that 14 seconds of action out of the bantamweight title holder, may be forced to get it from the big screen instead. But, at least they won't have to wait too long for that, as Rousey's newest film role has already been announced. Variety reports that she will be staring in the action movie "Mile 22" alongside Iko Uwais (of "The Raid" martial arts movies fame).
The movie is set to start filming in mid-May, and while no director has been named, "Hercules" and "Friday Night Lights" producer Peter Berg is on board as one of the film's backers. Here's what Berg had to say about the project to Variety:
"I am a huge fan of what Gareth (Evans) and Iko did on both ‘Raid' films and I'm very excited at the possibility of working with Ronda and Iko to create a film in the spirit of this new wave of combat cinema emerging from Indonesia," Berg said. "Ronda and Iko will be a very unique and powerful team."
Apparently, that's not the only project in the works for the UFC champ, as she's also been attached to "The Athena Project," a Warner Bros. adaptation of the novel by Brad Thor, about a counter-terrorism unit made up of highly trained women. Sounds like she's going to have a busy Hollywood career outside the UFC.