Perhaps the greatest movie ever, Road House, getting re-made was not something I had the slightest inkling of interest in seeing done. However, now news has come out that Ronda Rousey will not only be one of the stars of this new version of Road House, she’ll be playing Patrick Swayze’s classic role. That suddenly makes things a LOT more interesting.
According to Variety, MGM is having no problem lining up writers to write the script.
Rousey thought the idea of starring in a remake was a great idea 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 to star in the remake, which insiders say Niemi gladly gave.
Based on the physicality of Swayze’s performance, Rousey’s experience in mixed martial arts makes her a clear choice for the role.
The project would mark her biggest job to date, since the property carries such a large following. 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 with production set to start in February which will follow her next fight against Holly Holm on Nov. 14.
Oh yeah, we can definitely see her doing this…
It’s looking more and more like her claim that she’ll be retiring in three years might happen even sooner than that if she keeps scoring starring roles like this.