Jake Gyllenhaal has completed his road house.
Gyllenhaal will star in a remake of the 1989 Patrick Swayze cult classic, in which he will play a former UFC fighter who takes a job as a bouncer at a raucous roadhouse in the Florida Keys, but, according to the logline, “soon discovers that he doesn’t.” everything is what it seems in this tropical paradise.”
Doug Liman will direct the film from a script by The nice guys writer Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry.
The film will be shot in the Dominican Republic later this month, Billy Magnussen, suicide squad actress Daniela Melchior, Gbemisola Ikumelo and Lukas Gage will star. Hannah Love Lanier, Travis Van Winkle, BK Cannon, Arturo Castro, Dominique Columbus, Beau Knapp and Bob Menery round out the cast.
Joel Silver produces through his company, Silver Pictures. JJ Hook, Alison Winter and Aaron Auch will executive produce.
road house is getting a streaming release on Prime Video.
In the original film, Swayze starred as Dalton, a much sought-after bouncer who moved to a small Missouri town to help out a bar, exposing the corruption of a local businessman played by Ben Gazzara along the way. Sam Elliott also played.
Plans for a remake with Gyllenhaal and Liman were first reported in 2021, with the project being developed by MGM, which owned the rights to the film and had long considered the IP for remake potential. In March 2022, Amazon struck a deal to buy MGM for $8.5 billion. Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke called the project a “home run” in a statement, adding: “Not only is it a nod to fans of the original, but it’s a great, fun movie for a wide audience. .”
Said Liman: “I love putting my own spin on the beloved” road house legacy. And I can’t wait to show the public what Jake and I are going to do with this iconic role.”