Ronda Rousey to Play Patrick Swayze Role in ‘Road House’ Remake

UFC fighter would play tough bouncer in reboot of 1989 original film

UFC fighter Ronda Rousey is continuing to expand her acting portfolio and is now in talks to star in a remake of 1989 Patrick Swayze action film “Road House,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

MGM is developing the remake, and is currently seeking scribes the write the script.

In the original film, Swayze played Dalton, a tough bouncer who is hired to clean up one of America’s rowdiest bars and ends up tangling with the town bad guy.

Rousey began her acting career with supporting roles in “The Expendables 3” and “Furious 7” and also played herself in a cameo in the “Entourage” movie. She is also set to join Mark Wahlberg in Peter Berg‘s next film, “Mile 22,” and will star in a biopic about herself for Paramount.

“It is a great honor to play a part celebrating the life of a man that inspired so many,” Rousey tweeted on Wednesday. “I promise to work incessantly to make sure this project is a tribute his family and fans can be proud of.”

The news of the “Road House” remake was first reported by Variety.