Real-life action hero Ronda Rousey has booked her first film role, and luckily it has nothing to do with that Hunger Games bullshit. As revealed yesterday by Sylvester Stallone himself, the UFC women’s bantamweight champion will have a part in The Expendables 3, which begins filming next month in Los Angeles; boxing star Victor Ortiz will have a part as well. But don’t worry, the film won’t steal attention from Ronda’s day job. From an MMAFighting report:
According to UFC President Dana White, filming of the movie won’t impact Rousey’s scheduled title defense against Miesha Tate, scheduled on Dec. 28 in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
“That’s why I said, `Yes,” said White via text message. “Ronda listens, unlike others.”
Ouch. That remark was obviously directed at Edward James Olmos.
According to stats on boxofficemojo.com, the first two installments of the Expendables franchise both debuted at #1 in the U.S., and have taken in a combined worldwide gross of $574,000,000. Expendables 3 is currently slated to be released on August 14th, 2014, and will allegedly star Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, and Kellan Lutz, with possible appearances by Wesley Snipes, Mel Gibson, and…wait for it…Steven Seagal.