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    Road House’ Reboot (TBA) - Ronda Rousey

    Ronda Rousey to Star in ‘Road House’ Reboot (EXCLUSIVE)

    UFC fighter Ronda Rousey is starring in MGM’s reboot of the 1980s cult classic “Road House.” Rousey will step into the role Patrick Swayze made famous.

    Sources say MGM is currently meeting with screenwriters, with production set to begin in 2016.

    Released in 1989, the original film starred Swayze as a bouncer hired to clean up one of the rowdiest, loudest bars in Missouri, The Double Deuce. Swayze’s character is put to the test when he needs to protect the town from a corrupt businessman.

    The movie became a breakout hit and still has reached cult status today. This follows MGM’s reboot of another classic; the “Rocky” spinoff “Creed” hits theaters in November.

    Rousey embraced the idea of starring in a remake, 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.

    The project would mark Rousey’s biggest acting gig to date. This will be the fourth project being specifically developed for Rousey to star in, following her biopic “My Fight/Your Fight” at Paramount, “The Athena Project” at Warner Bros. and the STX action pic “Mile 22,” which has Pete Berg on board to direct. Production for the latter is set to start in February, following Rousey’s next fight against Holly Holm on Nov. 14.

    Rousey has already had a busy year at the cinema, appearing in “Furious 7” and the “Entourage” movie after a cameo in last year’s “The Expendables 3.”

    She is repped by WME and attorney David Feldman.
    I loved Round House, and it would be kind of fun to see what she can do in the role.

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    I heard about this today. I think this is a great idea. I can't think of another actor that could possibly make a Road House remake work. When I heard about a Road House remake, I was like "Nah, no way." Then those two words hit me. Ronda and Rousey. That just changed my whole view on it. This could be promising, and I would love to see what she brings to the role. I'm looking forward to it.

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    Re: Road House’ Reboot (TBA) - Ronda Rousey

    Quote Originally Posted by MoneyInTheBank View Post
    I heard about this today. I think this is a great idea. I can't think of another actor that could possibly make a Road House remake work. When I heard about a Road House remake, I was like "Nah, no way." Then those two words hit me. Ronda and Rousey. That just changed my whole view on it. This could be promising, and I would love to see what she brings to the role. I'm looking forward to it.
    I can think of several. How awesome would Chris Pratt or Dwayne Johnson be?






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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggy View Post
    I can think of several. How awesome would Chris Pratt or Dwayne Johnson be?
    How about Chris Hemsworth? As Thor?

    I'm good with Rousey doing this though, putting a female spin on the story should prove to be interesting, provided the writers aren't total morons.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggy View Post
    I can think of several. How awesome would Chris Pratt or Dwayne Johnson be?
    I could definitely see Johnson in this, but that man could bring awesome to any role. That is why is is called "Franchise Viagra" lol. I guess I mean that having a woman and a strong one at that to play the part was so different in my eyes, it almost became the ultimate choice. I don't think many actresses nowadays can pull off playing a bouncer

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    Re: Road House’ Reboot (TBA) - Ronda Rousey

    Quote Originally Posted by MoneyInTheBank View Post
    I could definitely see Johnson in this, but that man could bring awesome to any role. That is why is is called "Franchise Viagra" lol. I guess I mean that having a woman and a strong one at that to play the part was so different in my eyes, it almost became the ultimate choice. I don't think many actresses nowadays can pull off playing a bouncer
    Yeah I love Johnson but he's got enough roles this one can go to Rousey and its the perfect vehicle to show her strengths. It's a different spin on the story in a sense and makes it a different experience most likely so I'm cool with this. I am definitely intrigued.


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    If there isn't a monster truck driving over a dealership full of cars, I'm not buying it. Don't care who stars in it.


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    Re: Road House’ Reboot (TBA) - Ronda Rousey

    Making the main character female puts a whole new spin on this. I'm definitely interested, I just hope that Ronda has the chops to hold her own as the lead in a movie. I've only seen her play herself so far (in Entourage) and it wasn't exactly a ground-breaking performance.

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