Rousey to be seen acting once again.
The renowned UFC fighter Ronda Rousey will be starring in MGM’s reboot of Road House. Road House is a 1980s cult classic. Rousey will be seen in the role of Patrick Swayze. Sources also reveal to Variety that MGM is currently busy meeting screenwriters. Production is set to begin in 2016.
The original film had been released in 1989 starring Swayze as a bouncer. In the movie he got hired as a bouncer to clean up one of the rowdiest, loudest bars in Missouri, The Double Deuce.
His character is put to the test when he has to protect the town from a corrupt and powerful businessman. The movie was a breakout hit. The reboot of ‘Road House’ follows MGM’s reboot of another classic, the ‘Rocky’ spinoff ‘Creed’. Creed will is set to release in November this year.
Rousey loved the idea of starring in the remake but she wanted to be respectful. For this reason she reached out to Swayze’s widow, Lisa Niemi to ask for her blessing. Rousey got the blessings and now she is on track to star in the movie.
This project will mark the UFC fighter’s biggest acting gig to date. This will be the fourth project being specifically developed for her. Before this she acted in her biopic ‘My fight/Your Fight’, ‘The Athena Project’ and ‘Mile 22’. Production for ‘Road House’ will start in February.
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Ronda Rousey has already had a busy year at the cinema. She appeared in the ‘Furious 7’ and ‘Entourage’ movies.