Ronday Rousey has established herself as one of the most dominant fighters in the world. Now, the UFC fighter is building her resumé in Hollywood. So far, Rousey has had roles in “The Expendables 3,” “Furious 7,” and “Entourage.”
Up next? Rousey has been tapped to play the lead character in a remake of “Road House.”
The original film, which starred Patrick Swayze, was shot in 1989. In the first version of the film, Swayze played the role of James Dalton, who was hired as a bouncer to keep patrons in a Missouri bar under control. The original “Road House” film is often referred to as a cult classic. As she mentioned in her tweet, Rousey hopes the “Road House” remake will be a film that will pay tribute to Patrick Swayze and his work. In fact, Variety wrote that Rousey called Swayze’s widow before accepting the part in the film.
“Rousey embraced the idea of starring in a remake, but wanted to be respectful when pursuing the project. Sources say Rousey recently reached out to Swayze’s widow, Lisa Niemi, to ask for her blessing, which Niemi gladly gave.”
According to the Variety article which Rousey tweeted Wednesday, production on the “Road House” reboot is slated to begin in 2016. The movie will be remade by MGM. While Rousey believes she’ll be able to pay tribute to Swayze’s memory with the role, some believe that casting Rousey as the “Road House” lead is “perfectly ridiculous.”
As the above MTV News article notes, parts of the original “Road House” are perfectly ridiculous. Remember that scene where Swayze rips a guys neck out with his bare hands?
According to the article, “Road House” has been in development for several years and just recently was picked back up as a project. MGM is still looking for a scriptwriter for the movie.
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The “Road House” remake is just one of the many movie projects Rousey is working on, which include a biopic about Rousey titled “My Fight/Your Fight,” “The Athena Project,” and “Mile 22.”
Rousey has been cast in quite a few movie roles as of late, but that hasn’t stopped the UFC champion from pursuing accomplishments within the ring. Rousey’s next fight is scheduled for Nov. 14 against Holly Holm.
Will you go see Ronda Rousey in the “Road House” reboot? Why or why not?
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