Road House Remake Starring Jake Gyllenhaal Announced

A new Road House remake starring Jake Gyllenhaal is coming to Amazon Prime.

The movie will be a reimagined take on the 1989 original movie about a professional bouncer played who saves a small town from local thugs. The remake is set to begin production later this month in the Dominican Republic.

The new take on Road House follows Gyllenhaal’s character, a former UFC fighter, who takes a job as a bouncer at a roadhouse in the Florida Keys. But he “soon discovers that not everything is what it seems in this tropical paradise.”

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Doug Liman, who has worked on The Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow, and Mr. & Mrs. Smith, is set to direct. The script is being written by The Nice Guys’ Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry. The rest of the cast includes No Time to Die’s Billy Magnussen, The Suicide Squad’s Daniela Melchior, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Lukas Gage, Hannah Love Lanier, Travis Van Winkle, and more.

The original Road House starred Patrick Swayze as the traveling bouncer that comes to Jasper, Missouri to clean up the Double Deuce bar from corrupt businessmen. The original also stars Kelly Lynch and Ben Gazzara.

This is not the first time a Road House remake has been in the works. In 2015, UFC champion and actress Ronda Rousey was set to star in a Road House remake. That movie never saw the light of day. For more, you can check out our list of the best 1980s action movies.

Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.

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