Variety reports that the MMA fighter will star in a reboot of the 1989 cult classic "Road House," which originally featured Patrick Swayze as a bouncer hired to clean up a rowdy bar in Missouri. Swayze then had to contend with corrupt businessmen threatening the town, all while throwing out memorable (if illogical) lines like, "Pain don't hurt" and "Nobody ever wins a fight."
Rousey reportedly reached out to Swayze's widow, Lisa Niemi, for her blessing, which Niemi gave. On Twitter, the UFC fighter said it was a "great honor" to be part of the project:
— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) September 9, 2015
Rousey has begun dabbling in acting in recent years, appearing in "The Expendables 3,""Entourage," and "Furious 7." Next up is her biopic "My Fight/Your Fight" and the female counterterrorism drama "The Athena Project."
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The Double Deuce is the meanest, loudest and rowdiest bar south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and Dalton (Patrick Swayze) has been hired to clean it up. He might not look like much, but the Ph.D.-educated bouncer proves he's more than capable -- busting the heads of troublemakers and turning the roadhouse into a jumping hot-spot. But Dalton's romance with the gorgeous Dr. Clay (Kelly Lynch) puts him on the bad side of cutthroat local big shot Brad Wesley (Ben Gazzara). Read More