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Post by WyldeMan on 10/12/2015, 4:35 pm

After nabbing UFC fighter Ronda Rousey to star in a reboot of Patrick Swayze’s “Road House,” MGM has now found its director.

Sources tell Variety that Nick Cassavetes has closed a deal to write and direct the re-envisioning of the ’80s action classic, with Rousey on board to star and produce.

Rousey is currently in training for her championship fight against Holly Holm on Nov. 14 at UFC 193. Insiders say once the fight is over, the plan is to immediately begin prepping for a fast-tracked shoot in the first quarter of 2016.

Released in 1989, the original film starred Swayze as a bouncer hired to clean up one of the rowdiest, loudest bars in Missouri, The Double Deuce. Swayze’s character is put to the test when he needs to protect the town from a corrupt businessman.

This movie became a breakout hit and maintains a cult following. “Road House” follows MGM’s reboot of another classic; the “Rocky” spinoff “Creed” hits theaters in November.

Cassavetes has directed his fair share of male-focused films like “Alpha Dog” and “John Q,” but sources say it was his skill of writing strong roles for women that was a major selling point for execs, showcased in films like “The Notebook” and “The Other Woman.”

The project would mark Rousey’s biggest acting gig to date. This marks the fourth project being specifically developed for Rousey to star in, following her biopic “My Fight/Your Fight” at Paramount, “The Athena Project” at Warner Bros. and the STX action pic “Mile 22,” which has Pete Berg on board to direct.
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Post by WyldeMan on 10/12/2015, 4:36 pm

That is one crazy combination, Cassavetes and Rousey? Wow...

The news of this remake doesn't sting for me because Dalton taught me long ago, Pain don't hurt.
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Post by ForeverBlu on 10/12/2015, 4:52 pm

NOOOOOOOO!
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Post by joey con carne on 10/12/2015, 5:21 pm

Nick Cassavetes? Fucking Packard Walsh! cheers

I haven't really known much of his career but I just learned he directed The Notebook and many other films. Very cool.
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Post by Rusty Cunt on 10/12/2015, 9:18 pm

Swayze will always be the best cooler in the business.
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Post by Tyger on 10/12/2015, 10:16 pm

Add it to the "swapping genders make it interesting" remake genre
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Post by WyldeMan on 10/12/2015, 11:03 pm

@joey con carne wrote:Nick Cassavetes? Fucking Packard Walsh! cheers

I haven't really known much of his career but I just learned he directed The Notebook and many other films. Very cool.

Nick's had a good career as an actor and director but his parents are legends but someone with your interests in the classics is probably pretty familiar with John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands.

I always tend to think of Nick from Face/Off during that crazy shoot out while "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" played over the mayhem.

But if you ask me Things are getting a little too equal these days. Cool
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