A great man once said, “Pain don’t hurt.” He may have been talking about a stab wound from a bar fight, but he could have just as easily been talking about getting his face punched in inside a cage in front of thousands of people. All of which is a long way of saying Ronda Rousey is going to be starring in a remake of “Road House.” She may be a little on the small side to play one of screendom’s most iconic guys that threw people out of bars, but maybe she’s just lucky.
MMAFighting reported the news that the UFC bantamweight champion has landed the starring role in the 80’s action-movie-staple reboot, bringing her current total to four films in planning, all of which have Rousey in a central role. Speaking to Fighting, Rousey’s agent Brand Slater commented that while the screenplay hasn’t yet been written, she has already received the blessing of Patrick Swayze’s widow, Lisa Nieme to take over the role.
“Production of the movie will be dictated, as always, by her fight schedule,” Slater told MMA Fighting. “That’s how we always do it and that will be the case here.”
First on the docket for Rousey will be her upcoming fight with Holly Holm on November 15th in Melbourne, Australia. Then she’s set to film “Mile 22” co-starring Mark Wahlberg and Iko Uwais of “The Raid” fame. She’s also marked for a film based on “The Athena Project” series by Brad Thor as well as the starring role in her own bio-pic. Just where the Double Deuce will fit into that busy schedule is, at the moment, anyone’s guess.
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