A hotel franchise with steady roots in Sin City, MGM is launching its own rendition of Road House (Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch), whose original version in the 1980s inspired a cult following.
On a $17 million budget – and grossing over $30 million at the box office – Road House was shot in multiple spots in California, despite the plot’s setting in Missouri.
Since the entertainment industry lost Patrick Swayze in 2009, MGM enlisted in the help of Ronda Rousey to fill the void as a bar brawling bouncer in the sequel. But Rousey didn’t go about accepting the role with a simple ‘yes.’
She confided in Lisa Niemi (Steel Dawn, Super Force), Swayze’s widow, for approval and Niemi graciously allowed Rousey to continue on with the project.
An adaptation of Road House won’t be Rousey’s first on-camera appearance, as she played the role of a bodyguard in Abu Dhabi in Furious 7.
With the Road House sequel’s pre-production time table yet to be determined, don’t consider her increasing involvement as movie extras as a sign of her UFC career dying out.
On November 15, Rousey will board a flight to Melbourne, Australia, to bleed it out with 33-year-old Holly Holm, who owns a record of 9-0 with six of her victories coming by way of knockout.
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