Jake Gyllenhaal has lined up his next role.
The “Ambulance” star has signed on to play a bouncer in a remake of “Road House”, stepping into the role made famous by the late Patrick Swayze.
The original 1989 movie featured Swayze as a hard-hitting bouncer in charge of a rowdy bar.
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Doug Liman (“Edge Of Tomorrow”) will direct the remake for Prime Video, with Gyllenhaal playing 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,” according to a press release.
In a statement, Liman says, “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.”
The new “Road House” is set to begin filming in the Dominican Republic later this month.