Jake Gyllenhaal to succeed Patrick Swayze in 'Road House' reboot

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"Road House," the cult classic in which Patrick Swayze played a man with a psychology degree who also happens to be the best bouncer in the world, is getting a reboot led by Jake Gyllenhaal.

Doug Liman, director of "Swingers," "The Bourne Identity," "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" and the Tom Cruise sci-fi epic "Edge of Tomorrow," is calling the shots for Amazon Studios. Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry wrote the script.

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Amazon Studios teases this "reimagined take" as having 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."

PHOTO: Actor Patrick Swayze poses for a 'Road House' portrait circa. 1989 in Los Angeles.  (Aaron Rapoport/Corbis/Getty Images, FILE)
PHOTO: Actor Patrick Swayze poses for a 'Road House' portrait circa. 1989 in Los Angeles. (Aaron Rapoport/Corbis/Getty Images, FILE)

For his part, Liman said, "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."

Produced by the "Lethal Weapon," "Matrix" and "Die Hard" films' Joel Silver -- who backed the 1989 original -- the movie will also star "No Time to Die" actor Billy Magnussen, "The Suicide Squad" actress Daniela Melchior and Gbemisola Ikumelo from Amazon's upcoming "A League of Their Own" reboot.

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Other cast members include Lukas Gage, Hannah Love Lanier, Travis Van Winkle, B.K. Cannon, Arturo Castro, Dominique Columbus, Beau Knapp and Bob Menery.

Production gets underway in the Dominican Republic this month.

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