Redux

Ronda Rousey to star in remake of ’80s flick “Roadhouse”

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Get ready to pay another visit to the old Double Deuce — a rowdy fictional bar depicted in the 1989 movie Roadhouse. In the original, Patrick Swayze played Dalton, a fist-swinging New York City bouncer who was hired by the bar’s management to deal with the rash of fights that broke out on a nightly basis among the bar’s violent, drunken clientele. The cult favorite is being remade and this time, it’s Ronda Rousey who will be doling out swift barroom justice. The UFC champ, whose famous “do nothing bitch” speech was spotlighted by Beyonce at the Made in America music festival over the weekend, has signed on to play the role made famous by the late Swayze. In fact, before signing on the dotted line, Rousey reportedly reached out to Swayze’s widow, Lisa Niemi, to get her blessing for the project. Shooting is expected to begin early next year.

Read the full story at Variety.

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