Amazon Prime Video has announced that Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal is set to star in Road House, a reimagined version of Patrick Swayze’s 1989 classic. Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith) is directing with the script written by Anthony Bagarozzi (The Nice Guys) and Charles Mondry.
“Road House is a home run for us,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios via a press release. “Not only is it a nod to fans of the original, but it’s also a great, fun movie with wide audiences. We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Joel, 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.”
In one of the most iconic action roles of the 1980s, Road House starred Patrick Swayze as Dalton, a mysterious martial arts expert and bouncer, hired to clean up a nightclub in Missouri. In this revamp, Gyllenhaal will play a former UFC fighter who accepts a job as a bouncer at a truck stop in the Florida Keys.
Joel Silver, who produced the original in 1989, will return to the world of Road House again saying how important the film and these characters are to him. “Doug and I have each made great, loud action movies and are ready to bring everything we have to this one,” he said.
Joining Gyllenhaal will be Billy Magnussen (No Time To Die), Daniela Melchior (The Suicide Squad), Gbemisola Ikumelo (Amazon Prime’s A League of Their Own), Lukas Gage (The White Lotus), Hannah Love Lanier (A Black Lady Sketch Show ), Travis Van Winkle (You), BK Cannon (Why Women Kill), Arturo Castro (Broad City), Dominique Columbus (Ray Donovan), Beau Knapp (Seven Seconds) and Bob Menery.
Filming is expected to begin this month, but no release date has been announced.
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