Variety broke the news that UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will be starring in a remake of the 1989 action drama, Road House. The original starred Patrick Swayze as a tough bouncer at a roadhouse who took on a mob boss. The 1989 film was directed by Rowdy Herrington and also featured Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott, Ben Gazzara, Kathleen Wilhoite, and Kevin Tighe.
The remake will have Rousey taking over the lead but at this point, according to Variety, no screenwriters are attached to the MGM project. If the Road House remake moves forward, MGM is likely aiming for a 2016 start of production.
Rousey’s continuing to expand her career outside of the UFC cage with recent roles in Entourage, Furious 7, and The Expendables 3. Rousey confirmed the Road House casting news in a tweet:
— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) September 9, 2015
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