Ronda Rousey to Star in Gender-Flipped ‘Road House’ Remake
Rousey herself took to Twitter to confirm the casting news, promising to do the late Swayze proud.
— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) September 9, 2015
Sources squealed that Rousey visited Swayze’s widow Lisa Niemi to get the family’s blessing before taking the role.
If you have yet to watch the original Road House, watch it right now and then go listen to the Patrick Swayze Christmas song it would go on to inspire. Or keep reading for the synopsis.
Patrick Swayze stars in this sexy, “violent tough-guy thriller” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) from the producer of Die Hard and The Matrix. Co-starring Ben Gazzara (The Thomas Crown Affair), Kelly Lynch (Charlie’s Angels) and Sam Elliott (We Were Soldiers), Road House delivers no-holds-barred action that pushes the envelope for high-octane thrills! Swayze is Dalton, a legendary bouncer who comes to Jasper, Missouri, for a special purpose: to restore order at the notorious Double Deuce bar. In one spectacular fight after another, Dalton rids the bar of thugs and henchmen. But when he runs afoul of a ruthless crime boss (Gazzara) who controls the town, the stage is set for a blistering showdown that’ll leave only one man standing!