UFC star Ronda Rousey to star in remake of Patrick Swayze's cult thriller Road House
UFC star Ronda Rousey has signed up to star in a remake of Road House, the violent action thriller that starred Patrick Swayze.
Rousey, who filmed roles in both Fast & Furious 7 and the Entourage movie last year, is currently training for her next bout against Holly Holm, but will film the remake in the early part of 2016.
Released in 1989, Road House starred Swayze as a bouncer hired to clean up one of the rowdiest bars in Missouri, a fearsome joint known as The Double Deuce, a job that gets that much harder when he is then asked to protect the town from a corrupt businessman.
According to Variety, before hse accepted the role Rousey recently reached out to Swayze’s widow, Lisa Niemi, to ask for her blessing in making the movie, a blessing Niemi was happy to give.
Next year will be a busy one for Rousey, as well as filming Road House, she is booked to make an appearance in Friday Night Lights' director Peter Berg's new thriller Mile 22 and is to star in a biopic based on her own life.
Rousey released her autobiography My Fight/Your Fight earlier this year and Paramount recently bought the rights with the intention of filming the story with Rousey herself starring.