Again in November final yr, phrase arrived that MGM had moved ahead with improvement on its Highway Home remake starring Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Doug Liman. The large Amazon deal for the corporate barely delayed issues, however it’s gearing as much as begin taking pictures this month, with Billy Magnussen, Daniela Melchior, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Lukas Gage, Hannah Love Lanier and extra becoming a member of the solid.
The unique 1989 Highway Home starred Patrick Swayze and was set at The Double Deuce, a sleazy music bar within the small city of Jasper, Missouri, “the form of place the place they sweep up the eyeballs after closing”. The proprietor, uninterested in his joint being wrecked by muscle-bound “energy drinkers” and provocative bimbos, hires the perfect bouncer within the enterprise (Swayze) to chill issues down. Famously, he begins off charming however would not hesitate to take excessive throat-ripping measures when pushed to his restrict.
This new take will see Gyllenhaal as a former UFC fighter who takes a job as a bouncer at a rough-and-tumble roadhouse within the Florida Keys, however “quickly discovers that not the whole lot is what it appears on this tropical paradise.” Liman will begin the cameras rolling within the Dominican Republic shortly. Travis Van Winkle, BK Cannon, Arturo Castro, Dominique Columbus, Beau Knapp and Bob Menery are additionally within the ensemble.
Anthony Bagarozzi & Charles Mondry wrote the script and Joel Silver – who produced the unique – is pulling the identical responsibility right here.
“I’m thrilled to place my very own spin on the beloved Highway Home legacy,” Liman enthuses in an announcement. “And I can’t wait to indicate audiences what Jake and I are going to do with this iconic position.”
“The unique Highway Home has a particular place in my coronary heart and I’m so excited to carry this newly imagined model to audiences all over the world,” Silver says. “Doug and I’ve every made some huge, boisterous motion films and are able to carry the whole lot we have now to this one.”
The brand new Highway Home has but to stumble on a launch date, but it surely’ll seemingly premiere on Prime Video.