NetFlix, Ronda Rousey

NetFlix lands rights to Ronda Rousey biopic

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey see her life’s story unfold in a biopic to air on NetFlix. The former mixed martial artist, Olympian, and professional wrestler wrote the script to the film which is expected to be produced by Chernin Entertainment. The film comes on the heels of the release of her second autobiography, Our Fight.

According to a report from Damon Martin of MMA Fighting, “Through her agents at William Morris Endeavor — the same company that now serves as majority owners of the UFC — Rousey began working with an executive to help her learn how to become a screenwriter. Over time, Rousey apparently started picking up the technique as well as the structure required for a proper screenplay.

“Once she impressed the agents at WME with her newfound skills, Rousey allegedly penned the script about her own life in just seven days. Insiders told Deadline that Rousey’s agents tore the front page off her script before presenting it to executives at Netflix so they would have no idea who wrote it.

“Netflix apparently loved the script and reached out to find out about the writer. After discovering it was Rousey who wrote the story, a deal was inked almost immediately to land the rights to the biopic.”

According to report, Rousey will not play herself in the release.

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