“Road House” Remake With Jake Gyllenhaal First Images Released
Get ready for a blast from the ’80s as Jake Gyllenhaal steps into the iconic role made famous by Patrick Swayze in the cult classic, Road House. Swayze’s charisma and muscle were on full display as he portrayed a top-tier bouncer, or “cooler,” tasked with taming a rowdy Missouri bar named the Double Deuce and dealing with a shady local businessman, played by Ben Gazzara.
While Road House was initially considered a bizarre failure during its release, it gained a devoted following through video and cable viewings, earning a special place in cinematic history for its unique Road House-ness. Now, against all odds, a Road House remake is on the horizon, featuring Jake Gyllenhaal under the direction of Doug Liman (known for The Bourne Identity and Edge of Tomorrow). The film is set to premiere on Amazon’s Prime Video in just a few months.
The official synopsis of this adrenaline-fueled reimagining reveals that Gyllenhaal’s character, Dalton, an ex-UFC fighter, takes on the role of a bouncer at a Florida Keys roadhouse. As the plot unfolds, Dalton discovers that this seemingly idyllic paradise is hiding more than meets the eye.
Mark your calendars for March 21, when Jake Gyllenhaal’s Road House remake hits Amazon’s Prime Video. So, if you’ve got an Amazon Prime subscription, prepare for pain-don’t-hurt down memory lane with this ’80s-inspired cinematic adventure.