"Road House"-Remake: Jake Gyllenhaal slips into Patrick Swayze's role

"Road House"-Remake: Jake Gyllenhaal slips into Patrick Swayze’s role

“Road House” remake
Jake Gyllenhaal will play Patrick Swayze

Jake Gyllenhaal (left) follows in the footsteps of Patrick Swayze in the “Road House” remake.

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The main actor for the “Road House” remake has been found. Jake Gyllenhaal will play Patrick Swayze.

The main actor for the remake of the film classic “Road House” (1989) with actor Patrick Swayze (1952-2009) has been found. As Amazon has now announced, US star Jake Gyllenhaal (41) will slip into the role of the former professional fighter (UFC), who protects a bar in the Florida Keys from the mafia as a bouncer and makes powerful enemies in the process.

Directed by Doug Liman (57, “The Bourne Identity”, “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”) from a screenplay by Anthony Bagarozzi (“The Nice Guys”) and Charles Mondry (“Doc Savage”). Joel Silver (“Matrix”) is the producer. Also joining the cast are Billy Magnussen, Daniela Melchior, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Lukas Gage, Hannah Love Lanier, Travis Van Winkle, BK Cannon, Arturo Castro, Dominique Columbus, Beau Knapp and Bob Menery.

“Action Packed Adventure”

“Road House is a hit for us. Not only is it a tribute to fans of the original, but it’s also a big, fun movie for a wide audience,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, according to Deadline. “We are thrilled to be working with Joel, Doug and this amazing cast, led by Jake Gyllenhaal, as we reimagine the classic MGM film as an action-packed adventure for our global audience.”

“I’m excited to put my own spin on the beloved Road House legacy, and I can’t wait to show viewers what Jake and I will make of this iconic role,” said director Doug Liman . “Doug and I have both made big, banging action movies and we’re ready to give everything we have on this film,” adds producer Joel Silver.

Production on the Amazon Original film begins this month in the Dominican Republic and will be available on Prime Video upon release in more than 240 countries worldwide.

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Source: Brigitte

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