Variety is reporting that MGM is currently meeting with screenwriters, regarding a remake of Roadhouse centred around UFC Woman’s Champion Ronda Rousey (Furious 7, Entourage, The Expendables 3). Production set to begin in 2016 with Fast and Furious director Rob Cohen will be at the helm.
The original, starred Patrick Swayze as Dalton but was totally owned by Sam Elliott as Wade Garrett. They were bouncers brought in to clean up The Double Deuce.
Rowdy Herrington directed the original film, which was produced by Joel Silver. Kelly Lynch co-starred alongside Ben Gazzara.
Apparently Rousey has embraced the idea of starring in a remake, but wanted to be respectful when pursuing the project. Sources say Rousey recently reached out to Swayze’s widow, Lisa Niemi, to ask for her blessing, which Niemi gladly gave.
This will be the fourth project being specifically developed for her after her biopic My Fight/Your Fight at Paramount, The Athena Project at Warner Bros. and Mile 22 at STC,