American actor Jake Gyllenhaal is set to star in a remake of Patrick Swayze‘s 1989 classic movie “Road House” for Amazon Prime.
The remake also stars Billy Magnussen, Daniela Melchior, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Lukas Gage, and others.
It is helmed by Doug Liman from a screenplay by Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry.
The remake is a take on the original movie and 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.
“Road House” has found its home on Amazon Prime Video and is set to begin production in the Dominican Republic this month.
Gyllenhaal continues to be one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actors. The “Day after Tomorrow” star recently starred in Antoine Fuqua’s “The Guilty” and Michael Bay’s “The Ambulance”.
He can next be seen in Guy Ritchie’s action-thriller movie”The Interpreter”.
It follows Sgt. John Kinley (Gyllenhaal), who on his last tour of duty in Afghanistan is teamed with local interpreter Ahmed, who risks his own life to carry an injured John across miles of grueling terrain to safety.
Back on U.S. soil, Kinley learns that Ahmed and his family were not given passage to the country as promised. He returns to the warzone to retrieve Ahmed and his family before it is too late.
Ritchie will direct from a script he co-wrote with Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies. Ritchie and Atkinson are also producing, with STXfilms executive producing.
Ritchie has been inspired to depict the compelling story after conversations with soldiers and the interpreters who risk their lives to help them.