It was last November when the long-gestating remake of 1989 United Artists action thriller, Road House, managed to set actor Jake Gyllenhaal and director Doug Liman together on the project. As of Tuesday, the film, once designated for MGM, is now home at Prime Video with additional casting info announcing Billy Magnussen, Daniela Melchior, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Lukas Gage.
Liman will direct from a script by Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry, which “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 in this tropical paradise.” Rounding out the cast are Hannah Love Lanier, Travis Van Winkle, B.K. Cannon, Arturo Castro, Dominique Columbus, Beau Knapp, and Bob Menery.
Joel Silver, who worked on the original film starring Patrick Swayze, is producing for Silver Pictures. Exec producing are JJ Hook, Alison Winter, and Aaron Auch. Cameras will roll in the Dominican Republic this month.
Quotes via Deadline:
“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,” said director Doug Liman.
“The original Road House has a special place in my heart and I am so excited to bring this newly imagined version to audiences around the world. Doug and I have each made some big, boisterous action movies and are ready to bring everything we have to this one,” said producer Joel Silver.
We’re open for business! Jake Gyllenhaal is set to lead as Dalton in a reimagined ‘Road House’ movie alongside Billy Magnussen, Daniela Melchior, Gbemisola Ikumelo, and Lukas Gage. pic.twitter.com/DM7E8oA1vG— Amazon Studios (@AmazonStudios) August 2, 2022