Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in Road House Remake for Prime Video

By Rebecca Theodore-Vachon 

The Road House has re-opened for business.

Prime Video announced Jake Gyllenhaal would star in Road House, a remake of the 1989 film that starred the late Patrick Swayze. Director Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith) is on board to direct with a screenplay by Anthony Bagarozzi (The Nice Guys). JJ Hook, Alison Winter and Aaron Auch will serve as executive producers in partnership with Silver Picture’s Joel Silver (The Matrix, Die Hard).

This updated version of Road House 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, in a statement. “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.”

The cast for Road House 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.