Jake Gyllenhaal's ROAD HOUSE Reboot Officially Moving Forward; Adds THE SUICIDE SQUAD And NO TIME TO DIE Stars

It's been long-rumoured, but Jake Gyllenhaal's Road House reboot is officially moving forward at Prime Video, with Billy Magnussen (No Time to Die) and Daniela Melchior (The Suicide Squad) joining the cast.

Deadline confirms that Prime Video's planned reimagining of 1989's Road House is moving forward with Spider-Man: Far From Home star Jake Gyllenhaal attached to star. The cast has expanded today with a number of big names, while we can also reveal that Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) is set to direct from a script by Anthony Bagarozzi & Charles Mondry.

In terms of those casting additions, Billy Magnussen, Daniela Melchior, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Lukas Gage, Hannah Love Lanier, Travis Van Winkle, B.K. Cannon, Arturo Castro, Dominique Columbus, Beau Knapp, and Bob Menery will all join Gyllenhaal in this new take on the classic action flick.

"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 Amazon Studios' Jennifer Salke. "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."

Adds Liman, "I’m thrilled to put my own spin on the beloved Road House legacy. And I can’t wait to show audiences what Jake and I are going to do with this iconic role."

Veteran producer Joel Silver has also chimed in to say, "The original Road House has a special place in my heart and I am so excited to bring this newly imagined version to audiences around the world. Doug and I have each made some big, boisterous action movies and are ready to bring everything we have to this one."

This spin on Road House will see Gyllenhaal play a former UFC fighter 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. Shooting begins in the Dominican Republic this month.

This is an exciting action role for Gyllenhaal, especially after his scene-stealing performance in Ambulance. While some might roll their eyes at the prospect of yet another classic action franchise being rebooted, we have a good feeling about this one, and the fact it's already found a streaming home (meaning it will skip theaters) is definitely intriguing. 

Keep checking back here for updates!

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