Jake Gyllenhaal Announced for Prime Video’s Road House

Academy Award-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal has been announced to star in Prime Video’s upcoming Road House, a reimagined take on the 1989 MGM movie.

Since the 1989 debut of the beloved original starring Patrick Swayze, the film and its lead character, Dalton, have cemented themselves globally in modern entertainment ethos. The new take 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.

The film will be directed by Doug Liman of The Bourne Identity and Mr. & Mrs Smith bringing together a cast of Billy Magnussen, Daniela Melchior, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Lukas Gage, Bret Lemke, Hannah Love Lanier and more to reimagine the classic MGM film as an action-packed adventure for a global audience.

Joel Silver will return to the beloved classic after serving as the producer on the original 1989 film. Silver has produced or executive produced some big, boisterous action movies – Die Hard, The Matrix – and both he and Liman will no doubt bring everything they have to this one.

The Amazon Original Movie, Road House is set to go into production in the Dominican Republic this month and will stream on Prime Video worldwide at release.