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Ronda Rousey Will Play Patrick Swayze's Character In 'Road House' Remake

The 'Road House' remake will be her fourth film this year after her biopic. Production will start after her bout with Holly Holm.

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Rousey has been expanding her talents from the octagon ring to the big screen; she will be starring in the MGM's remake of the 1980's classic, Road House. The fighter is set to play Patrick Swayze's character -- the bouncer who is hired to clean up the unruly bar in Missouri, The Double Deuce. 

In the 1989 original film, Swayze's character had to protect the town from a fraudulent businessman. It was a hit then, and is considered a classic today. 

Rousey is honored to play the role, and according to Variety she asked Swayze's widow, Lisa Niemi, for her blessing. Niemi gave her a yes. 

But Rousey is no stranger to the big screen, she has appeared in Furious 7 and Entourage, and it will be her fourth film project after her biopic, My Fight/Your Fight. She is also working on The Athena Project and Mile 22

Production for Road House is expected to start after her fight against Holly Holm on Nov. 14. 

 

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