February 24, 2024


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The Road House trailer pits Jake Gyllenhaal against Conor McGregor

The Road House trailer pits Jake Gyllenhaal against Conor McGregor

Jake Gyllenhaal cannot be classified. Based on a filmography that includes an Oscar-nominated role as cowboy Jack Twist. Brokeback Mountainfatty social transformation Night crawlerand the villain Mysterio is in Spider-Man: Far From HomeGyllenhaal tackles a remake of 1989 Road house – Yes, Patrick Swayze's cheesy action movie about a rundown bar in a small Missouri town saved by a philosophical bouncer.

Sorry, philosophical Cooler. Road house He wants to be very Obviously it's cooler.

Amazon on Thursday released the first full trailer for director Gyllenhaal's new action film. Road house Reimagines the plot of the original Swayze film: Dalton (Jake Gyllenhaal) “takes a job as a caretaker at a Florida Keys home, only to discover that this paradise is not what it seems,” according to the film's official description.

New Dalton Road house He is a less 'philosophy major turned ranger with a Zen attitude and The famous trilogy of rules(Those rules: “Expect the unexpected,” “Take it out,” “Be nice.”) In the remake, he’s a down-on-his-luck former UFC fighter who takes a bouncer job to stay afloat. Gyllenhaal has gotten into shape. Convincingly so for the role, and strong enough to rip out a man's throat with one hand – which is what the original Patrick Swayze was rumored to have done.

2024 Road house Directed by Doug Liman (Edge of tomorrow, Bourne identity)Based on the story by Anthony Pagarozzi (Nice guys), Charles Mondry, and David Lee Henry (original Road house). Co-starring with Gyllenhaal are actors Daniela Melchior, Billy Magnussen, Jessica Williams, Joaquim de Almeida, Conor McGregor, Lucas Gage, Arturo Castro, BK Cannon, Beau Knapp, Darren Barnett, and Dominic Columbus.

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Road house It's skipping theaters and heading straight to streaming on Prime Video, much to the dismay of its director. Wednesday, Lyman wrote an op-ed for Deadline In which he criticized Amazon for its plan to debut Road house On the broadcast, he said:

Amazon has no interest in subsidizing movie theaters. Amazon will stream exclusively Road house On Amazon Prime. Amazon told me and the film community to trust them and their public statements about supporting movie theaters, and then they turned around and took advantage Road house To sell plumbing fixtures.

This hurts film makers and stars Road house Who do not participate in the positive side of the successful film on the streaming platform. And they're depriving Jake Gyllenhaal – who is giving the best performance of his career – the opportunity to be recognized this awards season. But the impact goes far beyond this one film. This could shape the industry for decades to come.

the new Road house Coming to Prime Video on March 21.