The Notebook director will revamp the cult 1989 which featured the late Patrick Swayze as a no-nonsense club bouncer at a rural bar.

Rowdy Herrington directed the original, which also featured ‎Sam Elliott, Kelly Lynch, Ben Gazzara and blind blues man Jeff Healey.

Furious 7 star Rousey has been cast to give Swayze's tough guy character a feminine twist.