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Ronda Rousey's Bad Week Continues With Announcement Of New 'Roadhouse' Star
Conor McGregor and Jake Gyllenhaal will co-star in a remake that seemingly has no involvement with the WWE Superstar.
As Ronda Rousey deals with the fallout from her indefinite suspension from WWE following her actions at SummerSlam, the Superstar and former MMA fighter is facing more bad news about her involvement in the “Roadhouse” remake.
According to "Deadline," two-time UFC champion Conor McGregor will co-star in a remake of the 1989 hit alongside Jake Gyllenhaal for Amazon Prime Video. The plot will reportedly be reimagined a bit and focus on a former UFC fighter (Gyllenhaal) who takes a job as a bouncer (or “cooler”) in a notoriously rough roadhouse bar in the Florida Keys. However, he soon learns that not everything is as it seems and must put his skills to the test.
While it’s unclear who McGregor will play, it seems Rousey is no longer attached to the project at all. For those unfamiliar, shortly after appearing in action films such as “The Expendables 3” and “Furious 7,” Rousey was tapped for her biggest acting role yet as the lead of a planned remake that would see her take on the role that Patrick Swayze made famous in the original film.
That was back in 2015 and since then it was largely assumed the project was dead in the water. Now, with the announcement that McGregor and Gyllenhaal are leading a seemingly new remake project, it seems Rousey is officially out. Rousey’s project was no longer happening long before the WWE announced she’ll be suspended and fined from the organization after she attacked a referee at SummerSlam following a questionable call during her match against Liv Morgan.
Other names attached to the cast include Billy Magnussen, Daniela Melchior, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Lukas Gage, Hannah Love Lanier, Travis Van Winkle, B.K. Cannon, Arturo Castro, Dominique Columbus, Beau Knapp, and Bob Menery. Meanwhile, Doug Liman is directing a script written by Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry.