Over the last few years it's been hard to avoid the ascension of Ronda Rousey. She's gone from being "that pretty woman who is kicking ass in MMA" to an unstoppable force who is not only the first and current UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion, but has also had roles in The Expendables 3, Furious 7, and Entourage, as well as standing alongside The Rock at the WWE's massive WrestleMania event earlier this year. She even released her autobiography, My Fight/Your Fight.
Basically, Rousey's 2015 has been lit af.
Back in August there was word My Fight/Your Fight would be getting turned into a moviestarring Rousey, but before that we might end up seeing Ronda Rousey getting her first starring film role in a reimagining of a classic Patrick Swayze film, Road House.
For those who aren't up on this 1989 screen gem, Swayze played James Dalton, a bouncer who was sent to take over security at a bar in Jasper, Mo. Variety reports MGM has been on a reboot kick (hence the Michael B. Jordan-starring Rocky film Creed), and Rousey rocked with the idea, although she felt it was necessary to pay respect to Lisa Niemi (Swayze's widow) and got her blessing to star in the remake. On Facebook Rousey expressed her gratitude to be given this role:
"It is a great honor to play a part in celebrating the life of a man that inspired so many. 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."
What'll be dope is that Rousey, who has an obvious MMA background, as well as being an Olympic Judo medalist, is perfect for what'll surely be a physically-demanding role.
Reports say production on this Road House reboot is set to begin sometime in 2016. Maybe picking up roles like this is why Ronda, who's currently 28, says she doesn't plan on fighting in her 30s. And truth be told, this just gives us more of a reason to push for Rousey to hit the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Captain Marvel.