Ronda Rousey calls role in ‘Road House’ remake ‘a great honor’

9 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Ronda Rousey signs on to star in Road House reboot.

EW has confirmed that Rousey will star in the reboot of the 1989 classic, which starred Swayze as Dalton, the philosophical bouncer who alternates between beating up bad guys in small-town Missouri and spouting pearls of wisdom like, “Pain don’t hurt.” Rousey also shared the news on Twitter, writing, “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 to have this opportunity to pay respect to the beloved Patrick Swayze… I promise to work incessantly to make sure this project is a tribute his family and fans can be proud of.” According to Variety, which first reported the news, Rousey reached out to Lisa Niemi, Swayze’s widow, for her blessing.

Rousey is moving full speed ahead with her acting career, stepping into the role that catapulted Swayze to stardom in a new take on Road House, reports Variety. The 1989 cult hit saw Swayze as a bouncer with a philosophy degree who’s hired to clean up after The Double Deuce, one of the rowdiest bars around Missouri. Rousey should have no problem with the physicality required to beat up scumbags in a bar, and the gender-reversal of the role feels like a victory in an industry where women are still frequently excluded.

According to Lynch herself, Road House megafan Bill Murray repeatedly calls her husband, Mitch Glazer, on the phone every time he watches the movie to tell him that he’s watching her have sex with Swayze: “Kelly’s having sex with Patrick Swayze right now.

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