Ronda Rousey Is Taking Over for Patrick Swayze in the Road House Remake


Road House, the 1989 cinematic masterpiece that gave us poetic dialogue like “Pain don’t hurt” and “I used to fuck guys like you in prison,” is being remade because—well, what isn’t? Stepping into the starring role (originally shaped by Patrick Swayze) is UFC fighter and breakout star of the Entourage movie, Ronda Rousey.

According to Variety, Rousey “embraced the idea of starring” as the female version of Dalton, the sensitive bouncer with an intellect of gold and arms like pythons, 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, which Niemi gladly gave.”

Rousey has previously had small roles in Furious 7, The Expendables 3, and the aforementioned Entourage. She is, of course, best known for being one of the most skilled and prolific MMA fighters in the world. Her current venture into acting is proving to be successful. Rousey has four movies—including a biopic where she’ll play herself—in development.

Keep this in mind, Ronda: All you have to do to for a successful Road House remake is follow three simple rules. One, never underestimate your opponent. Expect the unexpected. Two, take it outside. Never start anything inside the bar unless it’s absolutely necessary. And three, be nice.

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