After taking someone down in seconds to win a title, Ronda Rousey is ready to take on a cult classic.
Variety reports that the UFC fighter is set to play the main role in a remake of the Patrick Swayze classic, Road House. The project is set for a 2016 release with a screenwriter being sought.
Rousey has been making the rounds with acting after she had bit parts in Furious 7, The Expendables 3, and Entourage, but this will be her first true starring role. The actress has also been campaigning for a role in Marvel’s upcoming, Captain Marvel, as the lead character and a solid turn in this could be the ticket she needs.
The original Road House starred Swayze as a bouncer hired to clean up one of the rowdiest, loudest bars in Missouri, The Double Deuce. Swayze’s character is put to the test when he needs to protect the town from a corrupt businessman. Variety adds that Rousey reached out to Swayze’s widow and was given the blessing to take the role.
Rousey will next been seen in her biopic, My Fight/Your Fight, The Athena Project, and Mile 22.