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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 »
- Justin Kroll
Patrick Swayze starred in the original as a bouncer hired to clean up one of the rowdiest bars in Missouri, and ends up having to protect the town from a corrupt businessman.
Rousey will star in and produce the project which is being fast tracked to shoot in the first quarter of 2016. Rousey is currently in training for her championship fight on November 14th at Ufc 193 in Melbourne.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
[[tmz:video id="0_sqidxmq3"]] "Pass interference and we still can't stop this f**king mother f**ker Julio Jones." That's just part of the rant "Ballers" director Peter Berg went on while Jones and the Atl Falcons tore up his NY Giants during Week 2 ... and The Rock caught the whole thing on video. Julio Went Off that day -- 13 receptions for 135 yards ... and Berg happened to catch some of Julio's performance in between takes on the set of the HBO show. »
- TMZ Staff
Chandor, who directed A Most Violent Year and All Is Lost, had been circling the project back in June but since deciding against taking on oil spill film Deepwater Horizon (now directed by Peter Berg and starring Mark Wahlberg), he has now been able to sign on for Frontier.
Previously, the project had director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty) attached, with Tom Hanks and Will Smith interested in a role at one time or another. The film is “set in the organized crime haven that exists in the border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil. It has five main roles.”
- Scott J. Davis
Damon Lindelof wears his heart on his sleeve, which at once makes him an ideal person to run a show like "Lost" or "The Leftovers," and the absolute last person you would want to wish that burden on. He holds nothing back, whether in his writing or in his discussion of his writing, and he takes every criticism of his work very deeply. (He quit Twitter two years ago because it wasn't healthy for him anymore to wake up every day to people cursing at him and demanding six years of their lives back.) That openness and sincerity was on display in "Leftovers" season 1. The show was despised by some for being too depressing, too slow, too opaque, and spending far too much time with the mute, chain-smoking members of the Guilty Remnant cult. But it was adored by others (like me) who fell right into the show's parallel world — one just like ours, »
- Alan Sepinwall
In an unprecedented partnership, National Geographic Channel and Ge present the new series "Breakthrough," produced by Imagine Entertainment and Asylum Entertainment, described as a revolutionary new series about scientific explorers from leading universities and institutions and how their cutting-edge innovations and advancements will change our lives in the immediate future and beyond. The series intends to bring to life the stories, people and technology behind these breakthroughs, and show how they are changing our world. Each hour-long episode is directed by a Hollywood filmmaker - Angela Bassett, Peter Berg, Paul Giamatti, Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard and Brett Ratner. Here's a breakdown of Bassett's episode, which is titled "Water Apocalypse," which she both directs and narrates, and is set to premiere on Dec. 13 at 9 p.m. Et/8 p.m. Ct: "California is on the brink of an apocalypse. The state faces a future of drought that will cost...
- Tambay A. Obenson
In an unprecedented partnership, National Geographic Channel and Ge present the new series "Breakthrough," produced by Imagine Entertainment and Asylum Entertainment, described as a revolutionary new series about scientific explorers from leading universities and institutions and how their cutting-edge innovations and advancements will change our lives in the immediate future and beyond. The series intends to bring to life the stories, people and technology behind these breakthroughs, and show how they are changing our world. Each hour-long episode is directed by a Hollywood filmmaker - Angela Bassett, Peter Berg, Paul Giamatti, Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard and Brett »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Actor/producer Channing Tatum is finally starting to get one of his passion projects off the ground, literally and figuratively. We reported last week that director Darren Aronofsky has signed on to direct an Untitled Evel Knievel Biopic for Sony Pictures, which has long had Channing Tatum attached to star in and produce. While we still don't know when production will begin, it seems the actor has already started his motorcycle training, posting a new video to his Instagram page earlier this week, where he is seen going over a few small jumps on a motorcycle.
It isn't known which of these two riders in the video is Channing Tatum, or who the other individual is, although we assume that the other person is the actor's trainer. The actor admitted that he has "a lot to learn," but he also called the experience fun and "completely terrifying in a good way. »
Ah, we love Hollywood rumors, especially when they come true! For now, the following reports should be taken with a grain of salt, but they all certainly stir our anticipation for the movies that might result. Rumor: Darren Aronofsky will direct Channing Tatum as daredevil Evel Knievel. Source: The Tracking Board Background: Three years ago, we heard that Channing Tatum was in negotiations to star in and produce a movie based on the life of Evel Knievel, a motorcyle stunt driver who became famous in the 1970s for his televised attempts to jump cars, trucks, and the Snake River Canyon. Peter Berg appeared to be ready to direct a few months ago, but now Darren Aronofsky (Noah) is rumored to be directing the movie, based on a new script by Scott Silver (The...
- Peter Martin
After years of development, Channing Tatum's Untitled Evel Knievel Biopic finally seems to be moving forward, with The Tracking Board reporting that Darren Aronofsky has signed on to direct. Peter Berg was attached to direct back in April, but dropped out for unknown reasons. Channing Tatum's longtime producing partner Reid Carolin wrote the original screenplay, but that will now be rewritten by Scott Silver (The Fighter).
Evel Knievel, born Robert Craig Knievel, became a world-famous stuntman and entertainer in the 1960s and 1970s. The performer got his start by jumping over crates of rattlesnakes and mountain lions to provide for his family. After performing on the state fair circuit in Indio, California, Evel Knievel suffered the first of his numerous injuries, which lead to his stunt troupe disbanding while he recuperated. He ended up going solo, jumping cars and other vehicles instead of animals, as he became a household name. »
Magic Mike star Channing Tatum remains on board to star as the daredevil motorcycle rider who once jumped 14 buses at Ohio’s Kings Island theme park and earned a Guinness world record for surviving 433 broken bones during his 20-year jumping career. But Peter Berg, the Hancock and Battleship director, has walked away for unspecified reasons and the project, which was first announced in 2012, now has a fresh script from Scott Silver, who wrote The Fighter and 8 Mile.
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- Ben Child
The famous motorcycle stuntman Evil Knievel is still heading to the movies, as has been rumoured for some time, but there's been a sizeable change behind the scenes.
The movie, which is being set up at Sony, once had director Peter Berg (Battleship, Friday Night Lights) attached to direct. But after signing on the dotted line around six months ago, Berg has now moved on from the film. Reasons for that have not been disclosed, but it's not like Berg is shy of projects right now.
As for casting, Channing Tatum is set to take on the lead role, and »
Knievel was an American entertainer, daredevil and 1970s icon along with being the world record holder for surviving the most broken bones in a lifetime.
Aronofsky would take over from Peter Berg who signed on in April, but has now reportedly dropped out for unknown reasons.
Source: The Tracking Board »
- Garth Franklin
2015 marks the year fighting superstar Ronda Rousey penetrated into pop culture beyond her already booming Ufc popularity thanks to memorable appearances in both the Entourage movie and, more notably, Furious Seven. But 2016-2017 will be when we start to really hit peak Rousey. She's already set to star in her own biopic, My Fight/Your Fight, she'll lead The Athena Project and show up in Peter Berg's Mile 22. But now Rousey has landed a project that's even more high profile than any of those: A remake of Road House. MGM has apparently been considering pressing the reset button on the awesome Patrick Swayze classic for some time now, but things tipped over to a greenlight when Swayze's widow reportedly gave Rousey her blessing to take on the...
- Peter Hall
There were plenty of reasons to dislike "Entourage," but one of them was not Ronda Rousey. The Mma fighter, who is turning to acting, was charming as the far-too-good-for-him love interest of Turtle, in the only barely tolerable plot thread of the otherwise tedious movie. She's got presence, timing, and of course, can put you on the mat in two seconds. Which makes this next move make all that much more sense. Like it or not, that "Road House" remake is still happening, but the twist? Rousey will take over Patrick Swayze's role, and hey, that's a nice little twist. But beyond Rousey, the project is still in early stages, with screenwriters still being sought to weave the new tale of a bar bouncer who helps clean up a small town, and there's no director attached yet either. However, a 2016 shoot is still being eyed. And Rousey has a busy film slate coming up, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux) and his family relocate from New Jersey to a small town in Texas in the new trailer and poster for Season 2 of HBO's The Leftovers, courtesy of TV Line. The first season of The Leftovers was based on Tom Perrotta's bestselling novel of the same name. In the second season, the show expands on the novel's original concept of The Rapture, continuing to explore the ways ordinary people react to inexplicable events.
More than three years ago, 2% of the world's population inexplicably vanished. 140 million people, gone in an instant. No country, no state, no city was spared - except for one small town in eastern Texas. Population: 9261. Departures: Zero. This is the setting for a tale of two families: the Garveys, whose lives were forever changed by The Departure, and have since moved to this special place, and the Murphys, a local family who seem »
Ronda Rousey has landed her next Hollywood gig, and it looks as if she’s going to have some pretty big shoes to fill.
According to a report from Variety, Rousey will star in the upcoming Road House remake. In the new film, Rousey will take the role star Patrick Swayze had in the 1989 original – though obviously the story will be updated, given the gender swap.
The original movie, one of Swayze’s biggest, had him playing Dalton, a “cooler” brought in to bounce at a sketchy roadside bar, The Double Deuce. Also starring Kelly Lynch and Sam Elliot, it’s something of an 80s classic, but nowhere near untouchable (with Ghostbusters being remade, what is?).
MGM is helming the remake, which has been in the works for several years. Production begins in 2016.
The Variety report makes note of the fact that Rousey sought – and obtained – approval from Swayze’s widow, »
- Jay Anderson
Okay, so it's not Captain Marvel. But it's still pretty darn cool. Champion Ufc fighter Ronda Rousey is taking over the Patrick Swayze role in the upcoming remake of Road House. The original cult classic exploded onto the scene in 1989, and will now get a proper reboot. MGM is currently meeting with screenwriters, with production planned for 2016.
The original Road House is a non-stop action fest that featured Patrick Swayze as a bouncer. He is hired to clean up and protect one of the rowdiest, loudest bars in all of redneck Missouri. Swayze plays Dalton as a serious bad-ass with a degree in philosophy, which comes in handy when dealing with the drunk and confrontational denizens of The Double Deuce. Though, his quite demeanor and calm attitude are put to the test when a corrupt businessman moves into take over the nearby town, with the bar being his prized trophy. »
Ronda Rousey's new job is to be nice, until it's time to not be nice: Variety reports that Rousey has signed on to star in a remake of Road House for MGM. Rousey will inherit Patrick Swayze's role as a mild-mannered bouncer who everyone thought would be bigger, and she reportedly sought permission from Swayze's widow before taking the part. The Road House remake is the fourth film in development for the Ufc fighter, following her recently announced biopic, as well as The Athena Project and Peter Berg's Mile 22. It is unknown if Rousey — who has a 12-0 record in professional mixed martial arts — agrees that there are no winners in a fight. »
- Nate Jones
Sources say MGM is currently meeting with screenwriters, with production set to begin in 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. A gentleman with a degree in philosophy, Swayze’s character’s calm is put to the test when he needs to protect the town from a corrupt businessman.
The movie became a breakout hit and still has reached cult status today. This follows MGM’s reboot of another classic; the “Rocky” spinoff “Creed” hits theaters in November.
Rousey embraced the idea of starring in a remake, but wanted to be respectful when pursuing the project. Sources say Rousey recently reached out to Swayze’s widow, »
- Justin Kroll
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