Variety reports that MMA fighter turned actress Ronda Rousey (Expendables 3, Fast and Furious 7) will team-up with Indonesian action star Iko Uwais (The Force Awakens, The Raid Redemption, The Raid Berandal) for the Peter Berg (The Kingdom, Friday Night Lights, Lone Survivor, Hancock) produced action flick Mile 22.
The film explores the relationship between a CIA field officer and an Indonesian police officer forced to work together as they confront violent and extreme political corruption.
Rousey recently making UFC history getting a tap-out within 13 seconds in the first round. She’s been making moves into the action film genre with roles in Expendables and Furious franchises. It’ll be interesting to see Ronda take more of leading role since she’s been taking supporting spots lately.
Iko is slowly gathering steam and awareness in Hollywood thanks to The Raid movies. Recently, landing a role in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars The Force Awakens. The size of the part of if his face will be shown on screen is another matter, but obviously he’s earning that action star status.