Jake Gyllenhaal has been snapped up to take the lead in the remake of the 1989 Patrick Swayze-led ‘Road House.’
Gyllenhaal will play the role of a former UFC fighter who takes a job as a bouncer at a rough-and-tumble roadhouse in the Florida Keys, but, according to the logline, “soon discovers that not everything is what it seems in this tropical paradise.”
Billy Magnussen, Suicide Squad actress Daniela Melchior, Gbemisola Ikumelo and Lukas Gage are set to star. Hannah Love Lanier, Travis Van Winkle, B.K. Cannon, Arturo Castro, Dominique Columbus, Beau Knapp and Bob Menery also join Gyllenhaal on the cast list.
Doug Liman will direct the film from a script by The Nice Guys writer Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry.
Said Liman, “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 original film saw Swayze take on the role of Dalton, a sought-after bouncer who moves to a small Missouri town to bring some order to an unruly dive bar, along the way uncovering the corruption of a local businessman played by Ben Gazzara. Sam Elliott also stars.
The remake will see itself premiere on Prime Video.