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MGM to reboot Road House with Ronda Rousey

09.09.2015

MMA fighter Ronda Rousey has appeared in a few movies over the past couple of years like EXPENDABLES 3, FURIOUS 7 and ENTOURAGE, but it looks like she's about to take up her first leading role in a reboot of the Patrick Swayzee cult-classic ROAD HOUSE.

The original ROAD HOUSE featured Swayze as a bouncer hired to clean up one of the roughest and toughest bars this side of the Missouri, The Double Deuce. Corruption, roundhouse kicks and love against a brick wall made the flick what it is today: an awesomely cheesy and fun flick! It's said that Rousey even approached Swayze’s widow, Lisa Niemi, to ask for her blessing, of which Niemi gladly gave.

Rousey has been an up-and-coming name for a while now, but recently made some serious waves with some highly-televised kick-assery regarding her 34 second bout with Bethe Correia. There's no doubts that the woman has some serious fighting skills, so I hope she takes the time to beef up her acting because her bit part in FURIOUS 7 (see below) is nothing to write home about...or anywhere else, for that matter.

ROAD HOUSE, starring Ronda Rousey, will go into production in 2016.

The good news is that her acting can only get better from here!

Source: Variety

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6:10PM on 09/11/2015

Nope

*Sigh, this isn't going to work. Swayze was an actor who happened to know martial arts, Rousey is a professional fighter with little to no acting experience. Road House works primarily due to Swayze's charisma, its fun, not too serious 80's style, and of course, nostalgia. The new Road House will have none of that. They would be better off trying to make an original film but of course that wouldn't happen. Honestly though how many remakes of 80s classics actually end up making any money?
*Sigh, this isn't going to work. Swayze was an actor who happened to know martial arts, Rousey is a professional fighter with little to no acting experience. Road House works primarily due to Swayze's charisma, its fun, not too serious 80's style, and of course, nostalgia. The new Road House will have none of that. They would be better off trying to make an original film but of course that wouldn't happen. Honestly though how many remakes of 80s classics actually end up making any money?
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7:23AM on 09/10/2015

Carano v Rousey

i'm fine with this being rebooted, but Gina carano would be better
i'm fine with this being rebooted, but Gina carano would be better
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3:10AM on 09/10/2015

Sounds like some straight to DVD shit!

I guess they will just change the signature line from I thought you would be bigger, to I thought you would be a man. Lame. This was a movie for guys, it was trashy b-level fun with tits, bar fights, and even a monster truck. If Rousey wants to play a bouncer at a bar maybe she should work on a Coyote Ugly remake instead, that way when it flops she won't tarnish the name.
I guess they will just change the signature line from I thought you would be bigger, to I thought you would be a man. Lame. This was a movie for guys, it was trashy b-level fun with tits, bar fights, and even a monster truck. If Rousey wants to play a bouncer at a bar maybe she should work on a Coyote Ugly remake instead, that way when it flops she won't tarnish the name.
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12:01AM on 09/10/2015
Hollywood, stop trying make Ronda Rousey happen as an actress. She can't act for shit!
Also, stop remaking Swayzee movies (Red Dawn, Point Break, now Road House)
Hollywood, stop trying make Ronda Rousey happen as an actress. She can't act for shit!
Also, stop remaking Swayzee movies (Red Dawn, Point Break, now Road House)
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9:30PM on 09/09/2015
Rousey was surprisingly good in The Expendables 3. This might actually work.
Rousey was surprisingly good in The Expendables 3. This might actually work.
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8:47PM on 09/09/2015
Does this mean that the regular Saturday night thing will be a man?
Does this mean that the regular Saturday night thing will be a man?
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7:45PM on 09/09/2015
She has the charisma of a sock. If they think she will be the female version of the Rock they are out of their minds.
She has the charisma of a sock. If they think she will be the female version of the Rock they are out of their minds.
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6:25PM on 09/09/2015
She was decent in "Expendables 3" (which i though was better than what people say), but she might as well have been Frankenstein monster in Furious 7. Again, thats not her fault, thats how her character was written. I have zero interest in Entourage so i cant comment on her in that. She is a charismatic public figure that is treating the business with respect. She isn't complaining about the parts she's getting or whining about sexism in movies, she's having fun and working or way up. Thats
She was decent in "Expendables 3" (which i though was better than what people say), but she might as well have been Frankenstein monster in Furious 7. Again, thats not her fault, thats how her character was written. I have zero interest in Entourage so i cant comment on her in that. She is a charismatic public figure that is treating the business with respect. She isn't complaining about the parts she's getting or whining about sexism in movies, she's having fun and working or way up. Thats pretty commendable so far. She hasnt done any serious lead work to say she is good or bad. We'll have to see until after this movie.

Roadhouse is a fairly fun cult classic but by no means is it sacred. Why not remake it. Its a flash in the pan movie used to make stars out of Rousey and whoever they get to direct it. It's low budget and not expected to make Avatar money. It'll come and go, probably a fall or early spring release when there is nothing else playing at the theater. This is one of those times when a remake is perfectly acceptable. This film is meant to service the studio, fill out the time slot, and be mindless enjoyment for casual movie-goers and fans of the original. So why not

This is not a project im excited for. I dont care for Rousey as an actress. But the amount of hate this is already getting is surprising. We havent seen anything from her to determine whether she is good or whether this movie is better than it's B-film original. Probably not on either accounts, but we've been surprised before. Remember 21 Jump Street was better than the original show and make stars out it's directors. Who knows, it's possible this could do the same. Its too early to tell
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5:36PM on 09/09/2015

The studios must be banking big on there being a lot of goodwill towards Rousey .

And it would seem thier right to do so as her being the lead is the only thing that doesnt make me want to see Patrick Swayze come back from the dead long enough to roundhouse whoever greenlit this thing to death.
And it would seem thier right to do so as her being the lead is the only thing that doesnt make me want to see Patrick Swayze come back from the dead long enough to roundhouse whoever greenlit this thing to death.
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6:29PM on 09/09/2015
Not going to lie, that would actually work as an *interesting* sequel to Ghost.
Not going to lie, that would actually work as an *interesting* sequel to Ghost.
5:15PM on 09/09/2015
i cant wait til enough time passes and this chick was just another fart in the wind
i cant wait til enough time passes and this chick was just another fart in the wind
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5:07PM on 09/09/2015

In the words of Peter Griffin

ROADHOUSE!
ROADHOUSE!
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4:15PM on 09/09/2015
She sucked while delivering 1 line in Furious 7...can you imagine a whole movie with her as the lead?
She sucked while delivering 1 line in Furious 7...can you imagine a whole movie with her as the lead?
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4:12PM on 09/09/2015
Well this could be cool if she's just going to kick ass. Hopefully there is a good director on board, right?
Well this could be cool if she's just going to kick ass. Hopefully there is a good director on board, right?
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3:43PM on 09/09/2015
She's an awful actress. This will probably be as bad as the other Swayze remake 'Point Break' that's coming out soon.
She's an awful actress. This will probably be as bad as the other Swayze remake 'Point Break' that's coming out soon.
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3:21PM on 09/09/2015
Uggghhhh, why are they trying to shove her down our throats as an actor. If she's going to start being an actor now, she needs to get training. I love her as much as the next person, but she's a pretty terrible actor, specifically when she tries to deliver lines. I suppose this could work if all she's doing is punching people in the face, but otherwise, please get her some training as an actor
Uggghhhh, why are they trying to shove her down our throats as an actor. If she's going to start being an actor now, she needs to get training. I love her as much as the next person, but she's a pretty terrible actor, specifically when she tries to deliver lines. I suppose this could work if all she's doing is punching people in the face, but otherwise, please get her some training as an actor
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2:54PM on 09/09/2015
Only if Sam Elliott's mustache comes out of retirement.
Only if Sam Elliott's mustache comes out of retirement.
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4:41PM on 09/09/2015
yeah just caught the final season of 'Justified' and was shocked, life just isn't the same without Elliot's stache.
yeah just caught the final season of 'Justified' and was shocked, life just isn't the same without Elliot's stache.
2:53PM on 09/09/2015

I want her for Captain Marvel

This is fine and all, but I want her in a Marvel movie.
This is fine and all, but I want her in a Marvel movie.
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3:43PM on 09/09/2015
Lucky for all of us, you are the only one who wants that and that you are not in charge of casting Captain Marvel. She would be terrible. Have you ever read a Captain Marvel book? Also, have you seen Rousey "act"? Just no.
Lucky for all of us, you are the only one who wants that and that you are not in charge of casting Captain Marvel. She would be terrible. Have you ever read a Captain Marvel book? Also, have you seen Rousey "act"? Just no.
2:50PM on 09/09/2015

Well, Swayze wasn't much of an actor either...

'Road House' wasn't a well acted movie so the remake won't require any kind of exceptional acting performance. The original film was successful because it's fun, it's cheesy, and Patrick Swayze had great charisma on the screen. Ronda Rousey has recently cemented the fact that she is one of the worst actresses on this planet. BUT... she can be funny and entertaining when she's being herself in interviews. She puts on an intense mean face during her fights and she can intimidate a lot of people.
'Road House' wasn't a well acted movie so the remake won't require any kind of exceptional acting performance. The original film was successful because it's fun, it's cheesy, and Patrick Swayze had great charisma on the screen. Ronda Rousey has recently cemented the fact that she is one of the worst actresses on this planet. BUT... she can be funny and entertaining when she's being herself in interviews. She puts on an intense mean face during her fights and she can intimidate a lot of people. So, can this work? Maybe, but probably not. It is theoretically possible though. I think there's about a 3% chance this turns into an end product that earns the designation of 'watchable.'
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