“Road House” remake starring UFC Champ Ronda Rousey gets its writer/director

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

One of UFC Champ Ronda Rousey’s next film roles will be a remake of the 1989 cult classic “Road House,” and the film now has its writer and director.

According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, longtime actor and director Nick Cassavetes has been tapped for that role, which is being produced through MGM Studios.

Cassavetes has directed several notable films, including 2004’s “The Notebook,” the Denzel Washington-starring “John Q,” and true crime drama “Alpha Dog.” His most recent was 2014’s “The Other Woman,” which starred Cameron Diaz.

Rousey will be tackling the starring role made famous by the late Patrick Swayze, as a bouncer brought in to clean up a rough bar who faces a violent push back from a corrupt local boss.

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