Road House reboot eying Jake Gyllenhaal in lead role
Looks like it wasn't last call after all...
Whether you think it deserves it or not, a Road House reboot is coming, and Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks to take the starring role.
Originally released in 1989, Road House had a fairly middling reception from critics but still managed to double its budget at the box office. It has also gone on to attain a bit of a cult classic status among its many fans thanks to an awesome soundtrack, fun action, and, Patrick Swayze being, well, Patrick Swayze.
If you haven’t seen it, here’s the synopsis: A legendary bouncer comes to restore order at a notorious bar but runs afoul of a ruthless crime boss who controls the town. The stage is set for an action-packed showdown.
Gyllenhaal is currently negotiating a deal with MGM to star in the new reboot, but what is still unclear is whether he will play a new character, or fill the shoes that Patrick Swayze left behind and take up the John Dalton mantle.
Also rumoured to be sitting in the director’s chair is Doug Liman. No stranger to directing action, Liman has films such as The Bourne Identity and Edge of Tomorrow under his belt. Liman has a bit of a reputation around Hollywood with somewhat troubled shoots that go over budget. Both aforementioned films had these problems, but it’s hard to argue with the results.
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With the project still so early in development, there is no release date yet. However, MGM has stated that Road House is high on their priority list, so hopefully, we’ll see Gyllenhaal roundhouse kicking some southern toughs before too long.
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