Tina Fey and Ronda Rousey to Play ‘Do Nothing Bitches’ in Universal Comedy

     January 15, 2016

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Fresh off the success of Sisters, Universal is staying in the Tina Fey business with a new comedy of the mismatched sort. Per Deadline, Fey will star opposite MMA fighter-turned-actress Ronda Rousey in a film called Do Nothing Bitches. The official logline is being kept under wraps, but the script hails from SNL alum and Sisters scribe Paula Pell and Deadline hears it revolves around wealthy pampered wives who receive a “rude awakening” at a camp run by a no-nonsense instructor. You can probably guess who plays who.

The film’s title and premise are derived from a YouTube video Rousey made last summer in which she described “Do Nothing Bitches” as women who “just try to be pretty and be taken care of by someone else.” The MMA fighter made her big screen debut in last year’s Furious 7 as a baddie, with a more substantial role in Warner Bros.’ Entourage as a love interest for Jerry Ferrara’s Turtle. While her skills as an actress in those two instances didn’t come close to the level of, say, Gina Carano in Haywire, there’s certainly promise in Rousey working with comedic heavies like Fey and Pell. Perhaps there’s untapped potential for her to be a comedy standout as opposed to an action star.


Fey is producing the film alongside Pell. She’s currently busy shooting Season 2 of the Netflix comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, on which she’s an executive producer, and stars in the upcoming Warner Bros. dramedy Whiskey Tango Foxtrot opposite Margot Robbie and Martin Freeman. Rousey, meanwhile, is set to lead Nick CassavetesRoad House remake for MGM. No word on how quickly Do Nothing Bitches will coalesce, but it’s possible the film could be ready to go before cameras late this year or early next year.

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