Just when you thought Ronda Rousey couldn’t get any cooler, she goes and lands one of the coolest movie roles in the history of cinema. While it’s looking like Emily Blunt may have beaten out the UFC champ for the role of Captain Marvel, Rousey’s Hollywood reps haven’t been sitting idle. Variety is now reporting that Ronda Rousey will play the Patrick Swayze role in a gender-swapped reboot of Road House:
Sources say MGM is currently meeting with writers to pen the script with with no shortage of scribes getting in line for the opportunity to do so.
Rousey thought the idea of starring in a remake was a great idea but wanted to be respectful when pursuing the project. Sources say Rousey recently reached out to Swayze’s widow, Lisa Niemi, to ask for her blessing to star in the remake, which insiders say Niemi gladly gave.