Rousey set for Entourage, tapped for Athena Project

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Suggesting she might be able to actually act (something you can’t say for all the fighters cum film-stars), Hollywood has obtained the services of UFC fighter and actress Ronda Rousey for a couple more movies.

The actress, soon to be seen in “The Expendables 3″, is headed off to shoot the “Entourage” movie next month, and sometime after may do the film adaptation of Brad Thor’s best-seller “The Athena Project”.

Says Variety :

While the “Entourage” gig gives Rousey a recognizable property through which to get noticed for her acting, “The Athena Project” could give her a possible franchise and perhaps the chance to become the female action star Hollywood is lacking.

The story follows a top secret, all-female Delta Force counterterrorism 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 there’s more at play than a simple bombing.

Since she never discusses outside business while she trains for her next fight, Rousey had to be introduced to Thor over the phone during her shoot for “The Expendables 3″ in September.

Sources say Rousey fell in love with the book and also quickly clicked with author Thor, attaching herself to the project before it even had a studio involved. After the studio approached her reps about doing the “Entourage” movie, the studio was also interested in other things she may want to work on given the great word of mouth from “The Expendables 3″ and “Fast and Furious 7″ shoots.

Rousey, who’ll also be seen in seventh “Fast & Furious”, seems to have snagged herself a cushy little side-gig there.