Ronda Rousey’s transition from a UFC fighter to one of the biggest movie stars on earth will continue sometime soon with a little help from Tina Fey. The two are set to co-star in a movie based on a phrase that Rousey coined in 2015, Do Nothing B*tches.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the script for the film was purchased by Universal and was written by Paula Pell, who has worked with Fey in one movie in the past – Pell was the writer of Sisters, which came out in December of 2015. As for the phrase, that has roots in an interview that Rousey did with UFC during the lead up to her fight against Bethe Correia. Via Jezebel:
“I have this one term for the kind of woman my mother raised me to not be, and I call it a do nothing b*tch. A DNB. The kind of chick that just tries to be pretty and be taken care of by someone else. That’s why I think it’s hilarious if my body looks masculine or something like that. Listen, just because my body was developed for a purpose other than f*cking millionaires doesn’t mean it’s masculine. I think it’s femininely badass as f*ck because there’s not a single muscle on my body that isn’t for a purpose, because I’m not a do nothing b*tch. It’s not very eloquently said but it’s to the point and maybe that’s just what I am.”
As for the film based on the phrase, The Hollywood Reporter says that its description is being kept under wraps, but Fey and Pell will act as producers, while the executive producer will be Eric Gurian from Fey’s production company, Little Stranger Productions.
There’s no word on when filming will start and whether or not it will have any impact on the hiatus from UFC that Rousey is on right now.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)