Jake Gyllenhaal and director Doug Liman are in talks for MGM’s planned remake of the classic movie ‘Road House.’
The original movie, which starred Patrick Swayze, was released in 1989 and saw Swayze play the role of James Dalton, a zen bouncer hired to clean up a rough-and-tumble bar in Missouri. Dalton’s successful enterprise attracts the ire of the corrupt businessman (Ben Gazzara) that controls the small town. Although not a massive box office hit at the time, the film has gone on to become a cult classic and is dubbed one of Swayze’s best performances.
Although a production start date has yet to be confirmed, the project is rumoured to be high on the agenda at MGM.
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This would mark the first time Gyllenhaal and Liman have worked together.
Gyllenhaal was last seen in Netflix’s ‘The Guilty’ and is currently prepping to start production on Guy Ritchie’s Afghanistan War thriller ‘The Interpreter.’ He will next be seen in the Michael Bay action-thriller ‘Ambulance’ alongside Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
Liman, who is known for his frequent collaborations with Tom Cruise, is about to start production on his adventure film ‘Everest.’ His last film was the Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley led ‘Choas Walking.’