Ronda Rousey Tapped for Two Upcoming Warner Bros. Projects

Nathan McCarterFeatured ColumnistFebruary 6, 2014

USA Today

Ronda Rousey's star continues to rise as Warner Bros. has tapped the UFC's top female athlete for two upcoming motion pictures.

Variety reports that the UFC Women's bantamweight champion will be one of the female leads in the upcoming Entourage movie, and as the star of The Athena Project:

The story follows a top secret, all-female Delta Force counter-terrorism team code named “The Athena Project” that is sent in to hunt and kill a master terrorist after a bombing in Rome kills 20 Americans. Trouble ensues once the team realizes this is more than a simple bombing.

She will first film the Entourage motion picture as The Athena Project does not yet have a writer attached to the project.

Rousey began her Hollywood career by joining the cast of The Expendables 3, and then followed that up by joining The Fast and Furious 7 cast. Both films were shot in September of 2013.

Her acting chops have cast a shadow over her fighting future.

The MMA bombshell has graced magazine covers, and been a shining star on talk shows. The silver screen was her next natural step.

Rousey responded to her detractors last summer in a explicit tirade after negative reaction to a statement made to Rousey said that she works in quadrennials and that she thinks she has two years worth of fighting left in her.

If Rousey escapes her next fight without injury, it looks as if she will be ready to defend the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship again after filming Entourage later this year.

The sport's biggest star continues to explode onto mainstream media. She continues to raise her profile and that should bring even more new eyes to the sport. Rousey's infectious personality has gained her acclaim in the land of stars and she seems poised to break out even bigger in 2014.

Rousey is slated to defend her championship against Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann on Feb. 22 in Las Vegas at UFC 170.