Jake Gyllenhaal is one of the busiest working actors in Hollywood today. After appearing in recent hits like Spider-Man: Far From Home and Netflix’s The Guilty, the actor is apparently circling another big starring role. As first reported by Deadline, Gyllenhaal is in talks to star in a remake of the cult classic Road House for MGM Studios.
Per the initial report, Chaos Walking director Doug Liman is in final talks to helm the remake as well. MGM is reportedly holding meetings with various screenwriters in hopes of rewriting the current draft of the script. A production timeline is currently unknown as both Liman and Gyllenhaal have a bevy of upcoming projects on their slate.
Road House is a 1989 action film directed by Rowdy Herrington. Starring Patrick Swayze and Sam Elliott, the plot follows a cooler at a roadside bar as he protects a small Missouri town from a corrupt businessman. Over time, the movie garnered a significant cult following, eventually grossing over $203 Million.
Gyllenhaal’s extremely busy schedule recently saw him re-team him with director Antoine Fuqua for Netflix’s The Guilty. Up next, the Nightcrawler star is set to appear alongside Oscar Isaac in Barry Levinson’s Francis And The Godfather biopic. Additionally, the multi-talented performer will join Hobbs & Shaw star Vanessa Kirby for a new survival thriller titled Suddenly. Additionally, the actor will star in a film based on Rob Liefeld’s Prophet from Extraction director Sam Hargrave.
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