The upcoming Road House remake is set to star Jake Gyllenhaal as a UFC fighter-turned-bouncer, and during weigh-ins for the upcoming UFC 285 event, Gyllenhaal was on hand to film some scenes.
During the weigh-in segment for UFC 285, the stage was briefly decorated to be a set for the film, complete with a custom “UFC 222” backdrop. Gyllenhaal was also on set, sporting a ridiculously chiseled physique, as he weighed in and then celebrated with UFC’s Dana White.
In another clip, he and his opponent (played by former UFC fighter Jay Hieron) can be seen going face-to-face, before Gyllenhaal slapped him and the two were pulled apart.
Check out both clips below:
The Road House remake will be directed by The Bourne Identity filmmaker Doug Liman from a screenplay written by Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry. Production is expected to begin this month in the Dominican Republic.
Joining Gyllenhaal and McGregor are The Suicide Squad breakout Daniela Melchior, Billy Magnussen (Game Night), Gbemisola Ikumelo (The Last Tree), Lukas Gage (The White Lotus), Hannah Love Lanier (A Black Lady Sketch Show), Travis Van Winkle (Accepted), B.K. Cannon (Switched at Birth), Arturo Castro (Broad City), Dominique Columbus (Ray Donovan), Beau Knapp (Southpaw), and Bob Menery.
“The new take follows 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,” reads the synopsis.
The original film was directed by Rowdy Herrington. It starred Patrick Swayze as he portrayed the role of a bouncer named Dalton, who has been hired to clean up one of the rowdiest, loudest bars in Missouri, The Double Deuce. The late actor was also joined by Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott, and Ben Gazzara.
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