Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks to star in a remake of the 1989 Patrick Swayze movie “Road House” at MGM, according to an individual with knowledge of the project.
Doug Liman is also circling the project and is in talks to direct.
In the original film, Swayze played Dalton, a tough bouncer with a mysterious past who is hired to clean up one of middle America’s rowdiest bars and ends up taking down one of its most corrupt individuals in the process.
“Road House” grossed over $30 million at the domestic box office and earned a cult following thanks to home video and cable.
It is currently unknown if Gyllenhaal would be playing Dalton or another new character.
Gyllenhaal most recently starred in Antoine Fuqua’s “The Guilty” for Netflix. He’ll next be seen in Michael Bay’s “Ambulance” and will also star in Guy Ritchie’s “The Interpreter” at STX. Gyllenhaal also recently joined another action and comic book film called “Prophet” that’s based on a comic book series from “Deadpool” creator Rob Liefeld. “Extraction’s” Sam Hargrave is attached to direct “Prophet.”
Liman is currently developing an untitled space movie which has Tom Cruise attached to star. The project would make history and be would first narrative feature of its kind to be shot in space.
Gyllenhaal is repped by WME. Liman is repped by CAA.
Deadline first reported the news.