‘Fast & Furious 7’ Adds UFC Fighter Ronda Rousey

Shooting begins this fall in Atlanta with Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Jason Statham as the new villain Ian Shaw.

Ronda Rousey is in talks to join the Fast & Furious 7 cast
Ronda Rousey is in talks to join the Fast & Furious 7 cast
Just weeks after landing a role in The Expendables 3, UFC women's champion Ronda Rousey is in talks for a supporting role in Fast & Furious 7. No details have been released about her character, although her fighting skills are said to be put on display in the same way that MMA fighter Gina Carano made the transition from the ring to the silver screen in Haywire and Fast & Furious 6.

Few story details have been released, except that the crew led by Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and Brian O'Connor (Paul Walker) are heading back to their hometown of Los Angeles. They will square off with Ian Shaw (Jason Statham), the brother of Luke Evans' Owen Shaw who was introduced in the end credit scene of Fast & Furious 6.

James Wan is directing from a screenplay by Chris Morgan, with Neal H. Moritz and Vin Diesel producing. Production will begin this fall in Atlanta. Ronda Rousey will shoot both The Expendables 3 and Fast & Furious 7 back-to-back, and then move right into training mode for her UFC women's championship fight with Mischa Tate on December 28.

Furious 7 comes to theaters April 3rd, 2015 and stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Kurt Russell, Jordana Brewster, Lucas Black. The film is directed by James Wan.

Sources: Variety

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Comments (9)

  1. cvnt$top

    I hope Dwayne at least tries to do a small cameo. But i guess hell be filming hercules....

    2 years agoby @cvntstopFlag

  2. WongFu

    Really - no thanks - pass - get someone else, she doesn't know how to act. Let alone lie

    2 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  3. QuintsSharkShop

    I hope her 15 minutes of fame would come to an end. CYBORG! (For those in the know)

    2 years agoby @QuintsSharkShopFlag

  4. Lucas Manders

    what about dwayne johnson?!

    2 years agoby @Lucas-MandersFlag

  5. The_Crow2k

    This girl is not one you wanna play around with, I saw her fights before, she kicks pretty bad ass.

    2 years agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  6. CelluloidDreams

    Ronda Rousey....who!! Never ever heard of her till now!

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  7. Bane5000

    Is it wrong to say id let her man handle me LoL

    2 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  8. CUPID

    She's a f*cking beast in the octagon.

    2 years agoby @cupidFlag

  9. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Going for less girly and more manly?

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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