This morning, Amazon announced the cast for their upcoming Roadhouse remake/reboot as director Doug Liman prepares to begin shooting next month.
Jake Gyllenhaal is starring in a new Roadhouse movie. Not exactly words I thought I’d type, but here we are! I love Jake Gyllenhaal and Roadhouse, so I’m feeling cautiously optimistic about this new take on the iconic 80s film.
Doug Liman is set to direct the film for Prime Video, and with filming slated to begin next month in the Dominican Republic, today, they’ve revealed the rest of the cast:
Prime Video announced today Academy Award-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal (The Guilty, Nightcrawler, Brokeback Mountain) is set to star in Road House, a reimagined take on the 1989 MGM movie, with Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith) directing from a script written by Anthony Bagarozzi (The Nice Guys) & Charles Mondry. Joel Silver (The Matrix, Die Hard) is producing for his company, Silver Pictures. JJ Hook, Alison Winter, and Aaron Auch will serve as executive producers.
The cast also includes Billy Magnussen (No Time to Die), Daniela Melchior (The Suicide Squad), Gbemisola Ikumelo (A League of Their Own), Lukas Gage (The White Lotus), Hannah Love Lanier (A Black Lady Sketch Show), Travis Van Winkle (You), B.K. Cannon (Why Women Kill), Arturo Castro (Broad City), Dominique Columbus (Ray Donovan), Beau Knapp (Seven Seconds), and Bob Menery.
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.
“Road House is a homerun for us. Not only is it a nod to fans of the original, but it is also a big, fun, broad audience movie,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “We are thrilled to collaborate with Joel, Doug, and this great cast led by Jake Gyllenhaal, and for them to come together to reimagine the classic MGM film as an action-packed adventure for our global audience.”
“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.
Roadhouse has no release date at this time.