Ronda Rousey Testing Acting Waters With ‘Expendables’ and ‘Fast & Furious’ Franchises

Ronda Rousey showtime fight posePowerhouse judo expert Ronda Rousey has a confirmed, reportedly NOT-small role in The Expendables 3 and another possible job in Fast and Furious 7, but has no plans to slow down her training for filming.

“I’m leaving soon, and I’m very fortunate that there’s going to be Victor Ortiz and Randy Couture and other fighter-type people there, and I’m going to be able to have my camp come and do everything, so I’m not going to break training for it at all,” Rousey told MMAjunkie.

The women’s UFC champ (7-0), scheduled to defend her title from fellow The Ultimate Fighter coach Miesha Tate in late December, joins the likes of wrestlers and MMA fighters turned-actors like “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Hulk Hogan, The Rock, Randy Couture, Oleg Taktarov and Gina Carano, who appeared in the prior Fast & Furious installment.

How do you think she’ll do? (It’s not her fault that both franchises are unoriginal piles of caca.)

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All-Female ‘The Expendables’ In Development, Who Would You Cast?

Adi Shankar (producer of The Grey and The Bitter Bill starring Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum) is working on a version of The Expendables with female action stars instead of dudes who secrete 80’s-scented testosterone.

First Showing took the names out of my head when they mentioned Linda Hamilton, Sigourney Weaver, Milla Jovovich, and Kate Beckinsale as ideal casting choices. I’ve also seen whispers of Haywire‘s Gina Carano, Michelle Yeoh, Ali Larter, Michelle Rodriguez, Lucy Lawless, and Angelina Jolie.

My choice is Swedish GWTDT/Prometheus star Noomi Rapace (in a perfect world, Rooney Mara AND Noomi Rapace). Who’s on your ideal list of all-star lady action stars?  Continue reading “All-Female ‘The Expendables’ In Development, Who Would You Cast?”

Good Casting Cannot Make ‘Expendables 2’ Desirable


2010’s The Expendables directed by and starring Sylvester Stallone, featured an A-list action-hero cast…

Sadly, casting couldn’t save the first film from mind-bogglingly poor special-effects and a plot so bad it made me wish I was starring in a real-life version of the movie – as a henchwoman who dies two minutes in.

Not only has a sequel to The Expendables been confirmed but casting rumors have been as well by Stallone himself. Not only will Arnold Schwarzenegger  and Bruce Willis reprise their roles ‘in a more substantial way,’ but Mr. Walker Texas Ranger, Chuck Norris himself will appear…

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