‘Road House’ Trailer: Jake Gyllenhaal Kicks Ass, Conor McGregor Makes Acting Debut in Brutal Remake

Amazon MGM Studios has released the first trailer for its remake of the 1989 action classic “Road House,” which will be available to stream globally on Prime Video on March 21.

The feature stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a former UFC fighter struggling to make ends meet. After the owner of a Florida Keys roadhouse finds him sleeping in his car, Elwood Dalton becomes a bouncer and finds himself roped into a war of outlaws and bikers (including actual mixed martial artist, turned first-time actor, Conor McGregor) and a developer determined to build a lavish resort for “rich assholes.”

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“Shrinking” star Jessica Williams, who confirmed to Variety last summer she’d be joining the cast, plays the roadhouse owner. She described Gyllenhaal as an “insane actor” in the interview.

“Every time, you’re learning. My job as an actor, especially on ‘Shrinking,’ is to make everyone look good by knowing what the hell I’m doing on set,” Williams said. “I love volleying, and I got to do that with Jake.”

Rounding out the cast are Billy Magnussen (“No Time to Die”), Daniela Melchior (“The Suicide Squad”), Gbemisola Ikumelo (“A League of Their Own”), Lukas Gage (“The White Lotus”), Hannah Love Lanier (“A Black Lady Sketch Show”), Travis Van Winkle (“You”), B.K. Cannon (“Why Women Kill”), Arturo Castro (“Broad City”), Dominique Columbus (“Ray Donovan”), Beau Knapp (“Seven Seconds”) and Bob Menery.

Doug Liman (“Edge of Tomorrow”) directs the movie from a script written by Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry. After producing the original 1989 film, Joel Silver is back producing for his company Silver Pictures along with JJ Hook, Alison Winter and Aaron Auch, who serve as executive producers.

The original film grossed a modest $30 million against a $15 million budget but has since become a cult classic and stands as one of Patrick Swayze’s most beloved roles.

“I’m thrilled to put my own spin on the beloved ‘Road House’ legacy,” Liman shared in a statement. “And I can’t wait to show audiences what Jake and I are going to do with this iconic role.”

Silver added, “The original’ Road House’ has a special place in my heart, and I am so excited to bring this newly imagined version to audiences around the world.”

Watch the trailer below.

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