By XploringIndia

Jake Gyllenhaal All Set To Star In Remake Of 'Road House'

A remake of the cult classic Road House will star Jake Gyllenhaal which will be out on Amazon Prime.

The movie, according to CNN, will be "a reimagined take" on the 1989 blockbuster with Patrick Swayze. Doug Liman, who directed The Bourne Identity, will direct the project.

Gyllenhaal plays a former UFC fighter in the new movie, which tells the story of how he "takes a job as a bouncer at a rough-and-tumble roadhouse in the Florida Keys, but soon realises 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 (Silver), 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," Salke added.

The project also includes Billy Magnussen, Daniela Melchior, Gbemisola Ikumelo, and Lukas Gage.

The film is set to shoot in the Dominican Republic later this month. Joel Silver is producing via his company, Silver Pictures. The executive producers will be JJ Hook, Alison Winter, and Aaron Auch.

The project was being explored by MGM, which controlled the rights to the film and had long thought the IP had the potential for a remake. Plans for a remake starring Gyllenhaal and Liman were initially mentioned in 2021.