Jake Gyllenhaal to star in ‘Road House’ remake

Jake Gyllenhaal is all set to star in a remake of a cult classic ‘Road House’.

As per CNN, the movie will be “a reimagined take” on the 1989 film that starred Patrick Swayze. The Bourne Identity fame director Doug Liman will helm the project. The new film follows a former UFC fighter (Gyllenhaal) who “takes a job as a bouncer at a rough-and-tumble roadhouse in the Florida Keys, but soon discovers that not everything is what it seems in this tropical paradise.”

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The project will be out on Amazon Prime.

“Road House is a homerun for us. Not only is it a nod to fans of the original, but it is also a big, fun, broad audience movie,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Joel (Silver), Doug, and this great cast led by Jake Gyllenhaal, and for them to come together to reimagine the classic MGM film as an action-packed adventure for our global audience,” Salke added.

The project also includes Lukas Gage, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Billy Magnussen, and Daniela Melchior.

Later this month, the movie will begin filming in the Dominican Republic.

Joel Silver is directing through Silver Pictures, his business. Aaron Auch, Alison Winter, and JJ Hook will serve as executive producers.

The initial news of plans for a remake starring Gyllenhaal and Liman surfaced in 2021. MGM, the owner of the film’s rights, had long thought the IP held promise for a remake.

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