The Ultimate Fighting Champion, Ronda Rousey, has recently started negotiations to join the cast of “Fast and Furious 7″. If the deal closes, it will be the first major role cast for the next installment in the franchise.
The movie is set to start filming this fall, and if all goes well, Rousey will be moving her training for her upcoming fight to the location of the movie shoot. “Fast and Furious 7″ will be bringing back most of its regulars including Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, producer Neal H. Moritz and writer Chris Morgan. James Wan will be coming on as director. Justin Lin’s “Fast and Furious 6” grossed more than $740 million and made making another sequel a priority.
Rousey has also landed a role on the film “Expendables 3”. She says that she does not believe her career as an actor will take away from her fighting career. “If I was going to have three jobs and train at the same time, then I can have one other job and train at the same time,” Rousey said. “Kind of like a different location, it’s going to be kind of difficult. I can multi-task, I do it all the time.”
The plan is for Rousey to shoot both films back to back so she can finish in time to focus on training for her next fight. Her championship rematch with Mischa Tate is on Dec. 28 and is the co-main event of UFC 168 in Las Vegas.