By William Tarashuk
UFC Champion Ronda Rousey was already announced to take the role Patrick Swayze made famous. The Road House remake is slowly picking up steam as MGM has found their director.
According to Variety, Nick Cassavetes has closed a deal to write and direct the re-envisioning of the ’80s action classic, with Rousey on board starring and producing. Cassavetes is known for directing The Notebook and My Sister’s Keeper so it will be interesting to see his portrayal of the 80’s cult classic.
Cassavetes is repped by WME, LBI Entertainment and Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman. Rousey is repped by WME and attorney David Feldman.
Coming Soon.net reported that Rousey is “grateful to have this opportunity to pay respect to the beloved Patrick Swayze.” She went on to promise to work incessantly to make sure the project is a tribute his family and fans can be proud of.
Rousey is currently training for her UFC title defense against Molly Holly. After that fight she will go straight into production and filming of Road House while is looking for a first quarter release date in 2016