First look at Ronda Rousey in Mile 22

Former UFC champion Ronda Rousey has just released the first official photos of herself in the movie Mile 22.

Former UFC bantamweight champion turned WWE superstar Ronda Rousey has revealed the first official photos of her character in Mark Wahlberg’s upcoming film Mile 22.

(Rousey can be seen by flipping to the second image in her Instagram collection)

Rousey explained the plot of the movie as, “A CIA operative must retrieve and transport an asset holding top-secret information before the enemy closes in.”

Rousey will play Sam Snow in the flick and appear alongside Wahlberg, John Malkovich and Lauren Cohan and will be directed by Peter Berg. 

According to Berg, who announced the film at CinemaCon, they intend to make the film into a trilogy.

Acting isn’t new to Rousey, she’s also appeared in NBC’s Blindspot, Entourage, Furious 7 and The Expendables 3. She was rumored to be starring in the remake of the 1980’s classic Roadhouse but following her devastating knockout and production delays, it appears as though they have decided to go with another actress.

Rousey’s flourishing acting career stalled after two back-to-back losses, the only of her professional career, and eventually saw her leave the UFC for the limelight of the WWE. Rousey has received mostly positive reviews for her appearances in the WWE ring.

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Rousey was under heavy criticism following her UFC 193 loss to Holly Holm due to her lack of public appearances following her defeat (which is still considered one of the most shocking upsets in UFC history). Many had wondered if she’d ever return to the Octagon and she silenced those critics when she stepped up to face UFC bantamweight champion, Amanda Nunes. She was unable to get her title back and Nunes defeated the former queen in just 48 seconds.

Mile 22 is set for an Aug. 3 release according to Rousey.