Just when you thought Ronda Rousey’s star power couldn’t shine any brighter it’s been announced that she will take the starring role in a remake of 80’s hit movie ‘Road House’.
The original movie starred Patrick Swayze as a bouncer who protects a tough, small-town roadside bar from a corrupt businessmen and his thugs is considered a cult classic in the action genre, so Rousey has some big shoes to fill in what’s undoubtedly her biggest acting role to date.
“It’s a great honor to play a part in celebrating the life of a man who inspired so many,” Rousey wrote on twitter. “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.”
Rousey has starred in some major movies before, taking roles in the likes of ‘Expendables 3’, ‘Furious 7’ and ‘Entourage’, but up until this point she’s always been a bit-part player with no more than a few lines of dialogue.
That’s all about to change though as Rousey is alongside ‘Road House’, Rousey is also set to take a prominent role alongside Mark Whalberg in the action movie ‘Mile 22’ in 2016, while she’ll also play herself in a movie adaptation of her recent autobiography, ‘My Life/Your Life’.
So, Rousey now has a fully fledged acting career on her hands and it’ll be interesting to see if she’s still able to balance her fighting career alongside that.
As things stand Rousey is set to fight former boxing champion Holly Holm at the Etihad Stadium in Australia at UFC 193 in November where she’ll be looking for her seventh bantamweight title defense in a row.