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ENTOURAGE & ATHENA PROJECT: UFC Fighter Ronda Rousey cast in Two Films

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Ronda Rousey cast in Entourage and The Athena Project. Ronda Rousey has been cast in Entourage (2015) film adaptation and the book to film adaptation of The Athena Project. Rousey’ s role in Entourage is unspecified at the this point. Rousey’s role in The Athena Project will probably be one of four female Delta Force members in the film.

On Ronda Rousey’s involvement in Entourage film:

Rousey is currently training for her next fight: On Feb. 22 she will defend her title against Sara McMann at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Rousey will begin shooting her role in the “Entourage” movie in mid-March.

Entourage also stars Jeremy Piven, Jerry Ferrara, Adrian Grenier, Constance Zimmer, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, and Perrey Reeves.

On Ronda Rousey’s involvement and The Athena Project film’s development so far:

“The Athena Project” is still looking for a writer[.]

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.

That’s when “The Athena Project” was brought up; the following day, the studio put in a bid for the novel. Warners sees the property as a potential franchise that could appeal to both men and women.

“The Athena Project” could give her a possible franchise and perhaps the chance to become the female action star[.]

The plot of Brad Thor‘s book The Athena Project:

The world’s most elite counterterrorism unit has just taken its game to an entirely new level. And not a moment too soon . . .

From behind the rows of razor wire, a new breed of counterterrorism operator has emerged.

Just as skilled, just as fearsome, and just as deadly as their colleagues, Delta Force’s newest members have only one thing setting them apart—their gender. Part of a top-secret, all-female program codenamed The Athena Project, four of Delta’s best and brightest women are about to undertake one of the nation’s deadliest assignments.

When a terrorist attack in Rome kills more than twenty Americans, Athena Team members Gretchen Casey, Julie Ericsson, Megan Rhodes, and Alex Cooper are tasked with hunting down the Venetian arms dealer responsible for providing the explosives. But there is more to the story than anyone knows.

In the jungles of South America, a young U.S. intelligence officer has made a grisly discovery. Surrounded by monoliths covered with Runic symbols, one of America’s greatest fears appears to have come true. Simultaneously in Colorado, a foreign spy is close to penetrating the mysterious secret the U.S. government has hidden beneath Denver International Airport.

As Casey, Ericsson, Rhodes, and Cooper close in on their target, they will soon learn that another attack—one of unimaginable proportions—has already been set in motion, and the greatest threat they face may be the secrets kept by their own government.

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Source: Imdb, Variety

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