“Road House” Star Jake Gyllenhaal Goes Face-to-Face With MMA Superstar Connor McGregor
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Yesterday, we told you about the remake of Road House, the 1989 action classic featuring Patrick Swayze as a philosophical bouncer restoring order to the world’s most violent bar. Now, Jake Gyllenhaal steps into the bouncer role, portraying a former UFC fighter turned bar enforcer after his fighting career takes a downturn.
What we omitted to mention earlier is the inclusion of real UFC fighter Conor McGregor in the cast, setting the stage for an MMA showdown with Jake Gyllenhaal. Cinema skeptics may claim its demise, but the Road House remake, unfortunately, confined to Amazon’s Prime Video, offers an unexpected cinematic jolt. Directed by Doug Liman of Edge of Tomorrow and The Bourne Identity fame, the film promises an action-packed spectacle.
The trailer hints at a surprisingly enjoyable ride, maintaining the chaotic essence of the original while infusing contemporary elements like MMA storylines and Gyllenhaal’s character. Billy Magnussen steps into the shoes of the story’s antagonist, a refreshing change from the original film. Gyllenhaal’s seamless portrayal as a former MMA fighter adds to the anticipation. Could this be good?
The official synopsis for the Road House remake unfolds an adrenaline-fueled reimagining of the ’80s cult classic. Jake Gyllenhaal’s character, Dalton, an ex-UFC fighter, assumes the role of a bouncer at a Florida Keys roadhouse, unraveling a paradise far from what it seems.
Mark your calendars; Road House premieres on Prime Video on March 21.