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Ronda Rousey Lands Role In “Road House” Reboot

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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.

It is a great honor to play a part in celebrating the life of a man that inspired so many. I couldn't be more grateful…

Posted by Ronda Rousey on Wednesday, September 9, 2015