Fast & Furious 7 Adds UFC Fighter Ronda Rousey
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.