While UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (pictured) may no longer be viewed as MMA’s golden girl to its fans, she may soon be Hollywood’s newest sweetheart.
Variety.com is reporting Warner Bros. is in final negotiations to acquire the rights to New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor’s “Athena Project,” with Rousey attached to star. In addition, WB has tapped Rousey for one of the female leads in the highly-anticipated “Entourage” movie.
Rousey is currently in the middle of training camp preparations for Sara McMann. The “Rowdy” one defends her throne February 22 at UFC 170.
The 27-year-old will then begin shooting “Entourage” in mid-March.
However, her stint in front of the camera won’t be like the last time when she filmed back-to-back movies (“The Expendables 3” and “Fast and Furious 7”) before meeting Miesha Tate at UFC 168.
“The Athena Project” is still looking for a writer, so it’s highly likely Rousey will be back inside the Octagon before she’s due on set for that movie.
For those wondering if UFC president Dana White is irked Hollywood is trying to steal away arguably his biggest mainstream star, think again.
“Congrats Ronda!!! Couldn’t happen to a better person,” White immediately tweeted after news broke of Rousey’s big screen future.