UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey speaks to the media and fans during the UFC's Go Big launch event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 4, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Image source: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
And to that end, Rousey is apparently set to make her biggest silver screen appearance yet — the starring role in a remake of "Road House."
The 1989 bar bouncer flick, which audiences continue to enjoy far more than critics, has become a cult classic.
And yes, Rousey will play the role that Patrick Swayze pummeled into submission, Variety reported. His name was Dalton, an NYU-educated philosopher who never lost a fight. And of course, folks kept wrongly — and painfully — figuring they could mess with him after he was called upon to clean up the raucous Double Deuce bar in Missouri.
MGM is meeting with screenwriters, sources told Variety, and production should commence next year. Rousey reportedly met with Swayze's widow Lisa Niemi out of respect to discuss the possibility of her starring in the remake, the paper noted — and Niemi gave Rousey her blessing.
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The project would mark Rousey’s biggest acting gig to date. This will be the fourth project being specifically developed for Rousey to star in, following her biopic “My Fight/Your Fight” at Paramount, “The Athena Project” at Warner Bros. and the STX action pic “Mile 22,” which has Pete Berg on board to direct. Production for the latter is set to start in February, following Rousey’s next fight against Holly Holm on Nov. 14.
Rousey has already had a busy year at the cinema, appearing in “Furious 7” and the “Entourage” movie after a cameo in last year’s “The Expendables 3.”
Since its release "Road House" has made its way upon many "best worst movie" lists:
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