Cast also includes Daniela Melchior and Billy Magnussen. Jake Gyllenhaal has been nominated for an Oscar and a Tony Award. He will appear in “the roadhouse movie,” a reimagined version of the classic movie starring Patrick Swayze. Amazon’s Prime Video.
Doug Liman is the director of the new roadhouse movie. The script was written by Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry. Joel Silver, who produced the original MGM film in 1989, is back to make the new version for Silver Pictures. JJ Hook and Alison Winter will be the executive producers.
In November 2021, reports that Gyllenhaal was and Liman were involved in the project broke.
amaozn prime video announced that production was set to begin on Tuesday.
“roadhouse film” is a massive hit for us. It is a tribute to the original and a roadhouse film that appeals to a wide audience,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. We are delighted to work with Joel, Doug, and the great cast, led by Jake Gyllenhaal. Together, we will reimagine MGM’s classic film as an action-packed adventure that our global audience can enjoy.
Doug Liman released a statement saying that he was thrilled to add his own twist on the beloved “the movie road house” legacy. “And I can’t wait to show the audience what Jake and I will do with this iconic part.”
Swayze played James Dalton in the 1989 film, which became a cult favorite. He was a zen bouncer who was hired to clean up a rowdy Missouri club. Dalton quickly encounters the corrupt businessman Ben Gazzara, who runs the small town. Although the film did not make it to the top at the box office, with a $30 million gross against a $15 million budget, it has become a cult favorite and is one of Swayze’s most loved roles.
Silver stated that the original movie road households a special place within his heart. He is so excited to share this new version with audiences all over the globe. “Doug, me and my brother have made many action movies. We are both ready to bring our best to this movie.
According to the studio’s new take, Gyllenhaal plays a former UFC fighter, who gets a job as an attendant at a Florida Keys roadhouse. But, he soon discovers that there is more to life than meets the eye in this tropical paradise.
The Amazon Original movie will be in production in the Dominican Republic this month. It stars Billy Magnussen (“No Time to Die”) and Daniela Melchior (“The Suicide Squad”) with a cast that also features Hannah Love Lanier (“A Black Lady Sketch Show”) and Travis Van Winkle (“You”). Cannon (“Why Women Kill”) Arturo Castro (“Broad City”) Dominique Columbus (“Ray Donovan”) Beau Knapp (“Seven Seconds”) Bob Menery “Road House”, which will be released on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories around the world, will stream live at release.
WME represents Gyllenhaal; CAA represents Liman; Paradigm and Curtis Brown Group represent Ikumelo.