UFC female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has landed the lead role in a reboot of “Road House.”
Rousey was cast in the role made famous by Patrick Swayze, and reached out to Swayze’s widow, Lisa Niemi, before accepting the role, according to a report by Variety.
Released in 1989, Swayze played the role of a bouncer hired to clean up The Double Deuce in Missouri.
Rousey, who will defend her title against Holly Holm this November at UFC 194, will also star in a project based on her autobiography, “My Fight/Your Fight,” along with “The Athena Project” and “Mile 22.” Previously, she has appeared in “The Expendables 3,” “Furious 7″ and “Entourage.”
Road House made over $30 million at the box office and also starred Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliot and Ben Gazzara. MGM is working to obtain screenwriters for the remake, with production scheduled for next year.