Vivica A. Fox is backing wrestler Ronda Rousey’s bid to become part of a possible Kill Bill 3. Fox played Copperhead in the original movie, which was split into two parts, and she is now urging director Quentin Tarantino to consider writing a third in…
Vivica A. Fox is backing wrestler Ronda Rousey’s bid to become part of a possible Kill Bill 3.
Fox played Copperhead in the original movie, which was split into two parts, and she is now urging director Quentin Tarantino to consider writing a third installment.
And she thinks Mile 22 star Rousey would be the perfect star.
“I love Ronda Rousey,” Fox tells TMZ. “So, you come join the Kill Bill franchise, ’cause we love kick-butt chicks and it’s excellent casting for you to play Uma’s daughter.
“And you can fight my daughter! And then Uma can be in the background talking about throwing blows on it. All right, I think that’s excellent casting… It’s been 15 years, so Quentin come on back.”
Ronda made it clear she would love to play the daughter of Uma’s character, Beatrix Kiddo, in a Kill Bill sequel last month (Jul18), telling the news outlet, “I wanna be a grown-up B.B. in Kill Bill 3 with Quentin Tarantino.”
And it appears Tarantino could have a very easy time casting the film should he decide to make another Kill Bill – The Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg has already revealed she’s keen to play Copperhead’s kid in the next instalment.
The ladies will all have to wait a while to hear if Quentin has another Kill Bill in him – the filmmaker is currently directing Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie in period drama Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which is set in the late 1960s around the events that led to pregnant actress Sharon Tate’s brutal death at the hands of serial killer Charles Manson’s cult members The Family.
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Ronda Rousey had to completely abandon her signature fighting moves to play a weapons expert in new action film Mile 22. Filmmaker Peter Berg asked the professional wrestler and mixed martial artist to focus on tactical gun-fight training, insisting h…
Ronda Rousey had to completely abandon her signature fighting moves to play a weapons expert in new action film Mile 22.
Filmmaker Peter Berg asked the professional wrestler and mixed martial artist to focus on tactical gun-fight training, insisting he was not interested in her hand-to-hand combat skills.
“He didn’t want me to do any ‘Ronda stuff’,” she told Live with Kelly and Ryan on Wednesday (01Aug18). “So he had me do tactical gun-fighting only. So we had an abandoned hotel, a bunch of real guns, blanks, and a Navy Seal and an Army Ranger showing us how to clear a building and be safe with weapons.
“We didn’t memorise how to do a fight scene with guns, they taught us the actual concepts of how to clear a building and then just throw us in a building.”
Ronda also reveals Berg originally wanted her to be “completely unrecognisable” in the movie, so that the audience could focus on her acting skills.
“He wanted to shave my head, cover me in tattoos,” she said. “He’s like, ‘I want people to be surprised at the end of the movie to find out it’s you and I want people to see that you’re really a great actor, not just a fighter. Show people that you’re more than a fighter’.”
The 31-year-old admits she was nervous at first, but she is glad she was able to flex another one of her skills.
“At first I was a little self conscious because I’m like, ‘Oh, I love doing that stuff, I’m really great at that stuff’, but I know it was a great experience for me to be outside of my comfort zone and flex my thespian muscles,” she added.
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A sequel to Mark Wahlberg’s upcoming action-thriller Mile 22 is already in the works.Directed by Peter Berg from a script by Lea Carpenter and Graham Roland, Mile 22 is set to be released in August (18), with the film telling the fictional story of an …
A sequel to Mark Wahlberg’s upcoming action-thriller Mile 22 is already in the works.
Directed by Peter Berg from a script by Lea Carpenter and Graham Roland, Mile 22 is set to be released in August (18), with the film telling the fictional story of an elite American intelligence agent, as played by Wahlberg, who tries to secretly move a police officer with sensitive information out of a foreign country.
It appears executives from STX Entertainment are already convinced that they have a hit on their hands, as The Hollywood Reporter reported on Monday (25Jun18) that they have enlisted writer Umair Aleem to pen a second instalment.
Aleem previously co-wrote 2015 crime film Extraction, starring Bruce Willis and Kellan Lutz, and is in the pre-production phase on Kate, an action movie about a woman who has to solve her own murder.
There’s no word on plot details for the sequel or a potential release date.
In addition to Wahlberg, the Mile 22 cast also features Lauren Cohan, Ronda Rousey and John Malkovich.
For the project, the 47-year-old action man is re-teaming with his frequent collaborator Berg, who he also worked with on 2013 war film Lone Survivor, disaster drama Deepwater Horizon and Boston Marathon bombing movie Patriots Day.
Speaking about the movie to Empire magazine recently, Berg explained that it was nice to have creative freedom when it came to his latest film.
“Everything’s different. There’s a certain type of pressure that we don’t experience when we’re making something up,” he shared. “There are two other cool pieces to this story that I think people are going to want to see. It’s just a lot of fun to play this part: a very unapologetic, in-your-face guy.”
Wahlberg was last seen onscreen in comedy Daddy’s Home 2 and biographical drama All the Money in the World. He is also currently working on Sean Anders’ Instant Family.
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Ronda Rousey found it difficult to convey pain for her role in upcoming movie Mile 22.The star rose to prominence as a professional wrestler and mixed martial artist but has been transitioning to Hollywood in recent years, nabbing roles in The Expendab…
Ronda Rousey found it difficult to convey pain for her role in upcoming movie Mile 22.
The star rose to prominence as a professional wrestler and mixed martial artist but has been transitioning to Hollywood in recent years, nabbing roles in The Expendables 3 and Furious 7.
While Ronda may be good at fighting in real life, she has now shared that the biggest challenge she found in portraying weapons expert Sam Snow in the action flick was displaying her emotions.
“My whole life I’ve always been taught to never show pain at all,” she told Collider.com. “It could affect the referees, so for someone who’s always had to suppress it, it was a challenge for me to actually go out and show pain. Whether people like it or not, it was very therapeutic for me to actually be able to express myself in a way that I’ve never been allowed to.”
However, Ronda did enjoy getting to grips with the tactical element of her character’s job and liked that she didn’t do so much “hand-to-hand fighting” in the film. She also explained that she had received a lot of support from Peter Berg on set and described him as the “best director” she’s worked with to date.
“He helps me through every scene and gives me the freedom to say things in my own words. But if he wants something in an exact phrase, he can shout it at me. So, he gives me a lot of detail and direction. Instead of ‘That wasn’t so good, let’s do it again’, he’ll give me the exact details of what he wants. As someone who’s been coached all their life, that’s what I need — I need coaching and direction,” the 31-year-old said.
Mile 22, written by Lea Carpenter and Graham Roland, also stars Mark Wahlberg as lead character James Silva, as well as John Malkovich and Iko Uwais. And Ronda divulged that Mark “brings out the best” in the cast.
“Mark has a way of making everybody focused. He’s awesome to have around… He keeps me in that mode of not goofing around too much,” she smiled.
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