Screenwriters have begun putting together the script, and production is set to begin in 2016. Sources say Rousey reached out to Lisa Niemi, to ask for her blessing, which Niemi gladly gave.
“I couldn’t be more grateful to have this opportunity to pay respect to the beloved Patrick Swayze”, Rousey tweeted. She promised that she will work hard to make the movie something that Swayze’s family and the fans will be proud of.
The “Road House” remake is just one of the many movie projects Rousey is working on, which include a biopic about Rousey titled “My Fight/Your Fight“, “The Athena Project“, and “Mile 22“. It was revealed this summer that she will be starring in a movie based on her autobiography (playing herself, obviously), but MGM now want her for the lead part in Road House.
However, he soon has more on his plate than rowdy punters when he finds himself having to protect the local town from a crooked businessman.
The Road House remake calls for action, which the MMA (mixed martial arts) phenom shouldn’t have any problem with at all.
“Production of the movie will be dictated, as always, by her fight schedule”, Rousey’s agent Brand Slater told.
This project will mark the UFC fighter’s biggest acting gig to date. She starred in both Entourage and Furious 7, and she even had a cameo in Expendables 3. Ronda Rousey is turning into a Hollywood attraction.
First on the docket for Rousey will be her upcoming fight with Holly Holm on November 15th in Melbourne, Australia.
“Road House” was released back in 1989, and though it wasn’t a massive box office success, it’s garnered quite the cult following today.