While it seems very early on, it looks like the Mockingjay casting rumors have begun! According to the NY Post the recently crowned UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, is being considered for a role in Mockingjay Part I. This is definitely just a rumor at this point, but if it turns out to be true, what do you think her role will be?
The UFC women’s bantamweight champion has been offered a role in a future sequel to “The Hunger Games,” with newly minted Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, according to Dave Meltzer of “The Wrestling Observer” on his radio show (via The Big Lead).
Rousey’s star is on a meteoric rise. On Saturday, she beat Liz Carmouche in the first-ever UFC women’s fight by submission in the first round. The media attention Rousey got leading up to the bout was unprecedented for any UFC fighter. The beautiful blonde, 26, has looks and charisma to match her ferocity in the cage, making her already one of the biggest crossover stars in the UFC.
That could be about to reach the next level with her potential involvement in a “Hunger Games” sequel. Lawrence has already filmed “Catching Fire,” the second part of the film series. Presumably, Rousey would be in the third movie.
A source with knowledge of the situation told The Post that “there is a lot of interest in Ronda for movies, but she just won the biggest fight of her career and she’s been focused on that.”
A rep for Rousey had no comment on the “Hunger Games” report.