“I want you to be nice, until it’s time to not be nice.”
Undefeated UFC champ Ronda Rousey will take on the role of a professional bouncer originally played by Patrick Swayze, in a reboot of the 1989 cult action film Road House.
Variety broke the news Wednesday, reporting the 28-year-old MMA fighter will get her chance to tame the rowdy Double Deuce. The fighter, who is nicknamed Rowdy, reportedly reached out to Patrick Swayze’s widow, Lisa Niemi, to ask for her blessing to star in the remake, which she received.
1989’s Road House starred Swayze as James Dalton, a professional bouncer from New York who is hired to clean up a bar called the Double Deuce in small town Missouri. The film also starred Sam Elliott, Kelly Lynch and Ben Gazzara.
This will not be Rousey’s first rodeo in the movie business. The fighter perviously appeared in The Expendables 3 and Furious 7, and plays herself in this year’s Entourage film.
Rousey tweeted about the role Wednesday:
— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) September 9, 2015
Production on the film will begin in 2016.
Check out this awesome trailer for the original film below: