Road House, a cult-classic action film that first starred Patrick Swayze, is getting the reboot treatment at Amazon now starring Jake Gyllenhaal in the lead role. The film already has some real fighting experience in the cast as Conor McGregor has joined Road House in an undisclosed part.

The original film showed Swayze moving to Missouri to be a bouncer at the Double Deuce bar and getting embroiled in a feud with local business magnate Brad Wesley.

This new interpretation changes the setting to a spot in the Florida Keys where Gyllenhaal’s former UFC fighter character “soon discovers that not everything is what it seems to be in this tropical paradise.”

Gyllenhaal will be able to consult McGregor for some on-set wisdom about UFC, as the fighter is a former featherweight and lightweight double-champion. McGregor’s spokesperson Karen J. Kessler also clarified that “while fighting remains his top focus, this is the beginning of another successful venture in the McGregor empire.”


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The film will be directed by Edge Of Tomorrow director Doug Liman from a script by Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry. The film’s original producer, Joel Silver, is producing this remake as well.

This concept was first tossed around last year at MGM with Gyllenhaal and Liman attached, and Amazon continued development after acquiring the studio for $8.5 billion back in March.

The film will start shooting in August, and more confirmed cast members include 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.

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