Jake Gyllenhaal set to star in ‘Road House’ remake for Amazon Prime

Gyllenhaal is ready to star in a remake of “Road House” for Amazon Prime.
In accordance with a synopsis, the film shall be “a reimagined take” on the 1989 movie that starred Patrick Swayze. “The Bourne Identity” director Doug Liman will direct.

The brand new movie 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,” in keeping with a press launch.

“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,” stated 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.”

Liman stated, “I’m thrilled to put my own spin on the beloved Road House legacy. And I can’t wait to show audiences what Jake and I are going to do with this iconic role.”

The film additionally stars Billy Magnussen, Daniela Melchior, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Lukas Gage and others.

It’s set to enter manufacturing within the Dominican Republic this month. It’s going to stream on Prime Video upon launch.