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How to Watch ‘Road House’ Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Conor McGregor Online — Now Streaming

How to Watch ‘Road House’ Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Conor McGregor Online — Now Streaming

Road House, the iconic story from the late 1980s starring Patrick Swayze, is kicking its way into the modern era. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and UFC record-breaking champion Conor McGregor, the upcoming reimagined film welcomes the next generation of fans. In 2024’s Road House, Gyllenhaal takes on the role of Elwood Dalton, an ex-UFC fighter hired to help clean up the clientele at a bar in the Florida Keys. When a real estate developer wants the bar’s land for his next project, he hires a lethal hitman (played by McGregor), posing big trouble for Dalton. Audiences will also see an appearance from Post Malone during the film that drops to Prime Video today, March 21. Gyllenhaal spoke with ET about his upcoming film and his friendship with Swayze.  “I mean, from the jump, from the moment I met Patrick — we worked on the [2001] movie Donnie Darko — and from all the scenes we filmed and throughout the years, him and his wife, Lisa [Niemi] — and even Lisa to this day — have been just loving and supportive,” Gyllenhaal recalled. …

How to Watch ‘Road House’ Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Conor McGregor Online — Streaming Soon

How to Watch ‘Road House’ Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Conor McGregor Online — Streaming Soon

Road House, the iconic story from the late 1980s starring Patrick Swayze, is kicking its way into the modern era. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and UFC record-breaking champion Conor McGregor, the upcoming reimagined film welcomes the next generation of fans. In 2024’s Road House, Gyllenhaal takes on the role of Elwood Dalton, an ex-UFC fighter hired to help clean up the clientele at a bar in the Florida Keys. When a real estate developer wants the bar’s land for his next project, he hires a lethal hitman (played by McGregor), posing big trouble for Dalton. Audiences will also see an appearance from Post Malone during the film that drops to Prime Video on March 21. Gyllenhaal spoke with ET about his upcoming film and his friendship with Swayze.  “I mean, from the jump, from the moment I met Patrick — we worked on the [2001] movie Donnie Darko — and from all the scenes we filmed and throughout the years, him and his wife, Lisa [Niemi] — and even Lisa to this day — have been just loving and supportive,” Gyllenhaal recalled. …

Jake Gyllenhaal: Road House actor says ‘it would be an honour’ to play Batman in DC film

Jake Gyllenhaal: Road House actor says ‘it would be an honour’ to play Batman in DC film

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse Loughrey Get our The Life Cinematic email for free Jake Gyllenhaal has expressed enthusiasm at the prospect of being cast as the next Batman. Gyllenhaal said “it would be an honour” to play Gotham’s Dark Knight in an interview on Monday (18 March). In January 2023, James Gunn, the co-chief executive of DC Studios, announced 10 new projects that will serve as a reboot of the cinematic DC Universe franchise. One of the planned releases is a new Batman feature titled The Brave and the Bold – and Gunn confirmed a new actor will be cast in the lead role. During an event promoting new action-thriller Road House, Gyllenhaal, who was in the running to play the Caped Crusader in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins, was asked by Screen Rant if he would play the role should Gunn ask. The star said: “It would be an honour always. Those types of things and those roles are classics. “I’m going to …

Jake Gyllenhaal suffered staph infection after slicing his hand open while shooting Road House

Jake Gyllenhaal suffered staph infection after slicing his hand open while shooting Road House

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse Loughrey Get our The Life Cinematic email for free Jake Gyllenhaal has said he developed a staph infection after incurring an on-set injury while filming a fight scene for his forthcoming movie, Road House. The 43-year-old stars opposite professional Irish fighter Conor McGregor in director Doug Liman’s remake of the 1989 cult classic, which starred Patrick Swayze. Appearing on a recent episode of Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast alongside his co-star McGregor, 35, Gyllenhall recalled cutting his hand on glass while shooting one of their fight scenes in a bar. “We’re fighting on the floor, fighting around tables, we’re fighting around glass,” the Donnie Darko actor said, remembering that he then “put my hand on the bar” and placed it onto “f***ing straight glass”. “I felt the glass going in my hand. I remember the feeling [and] went, ‘That’s a lot of glass,’” Gyllenhaal said. He added that while similar injuries like that happened “all the time” on set, …

Jake Gyllenhaal Compels in Doug Liman’s Remake

Jake Gyllenhaal Compels in Doug Liman’s Remake

There are some key differences between the Dalton of Rowdy Herrington’s 1989 cult classic Road House and the Dalton of Doug Liman’s equally boisterous remake. To start, the stoic bouncer’s first name is now Elwood instead of John. He rolls into town — the Florida Keys, not Kansas City — on a Greyhound bus instead of in a new car. This Dalton walks everywhere, wearing down the soles of his cigar brown combat boots with each mile. His swagger is enhanced by a mellow kindness — at one point, a character compares him to Mr. Rogers (with a violent edge, of course).  What hasn’t changed all that much are Dalton’s motivations and his notoriety. When we meet the infamous man, played here with compelling restraint by Jake Gyllenhaal, his face is shrouded by his black hoodie. He saunters into an underground fight club with a menacing determination. The camera trails him, soaking in his broad shoulders before detailing how meticulously he removes his sweatshirt and unties his laces. He’s ready to make some money. His unnamed opponent …

Peter Sarsgaard on nudity, insecurity and marriage to Maggie Gyllenhaal: ‘I’m not critical of how I look in films – it’s more in life’

Peter Sarsgaard on nudity, insecurity and marriage to Maggie Gyllenhaal: ‘I’m not critical of how I look in films – it’s more in life’

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse Loughrey Get our The Life Cinematic email for free Trim and boyish-looking, the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actor Peter Sarsgaard has never had a problem with scenes involving sex, nudity or the busting of taboos. In the biopic Kinsey, he bared all and seduced Liam Neeson. In the psychological thriller The Dying Gaul, he was masturbated by Campbell Scott. For director Maggie Gyllenhaal – his real-life wife – he humped a tree in the short film Penelope and slept with one of his students in The Lost Daughter. “I’m such an object of desire in that movie,” he tells me from the study of his brownstone home in New York. “I couldn’t be more the object of desire!” There’s full-frontal nudity in his new film, too. Memory tells the story of Sylvia, a traumatised rape victim (played by a clenched and gloriously un-glossy Jessica Chastain), who falls for Saul, a man with young-onset dementia. Sarsgaard is magnificent in the …

Road House 2024 film starring Jake Gyllenhaal – Prime Video

Road House 2024 film starring Jake Gyllenhaal – Prime Video

Get ready to be thrust back into the world of high-stakes barroom brawls as Amazon Prime Video gears up to bring a new version of the 1989 cult classic “Road House” to screens on March 21, 2024. This remake promises to capture the essence of the original while injecting it with a modern twist that will resonate with today’s audiences. With an impressive team behind the project, including director Doug Liman and screenwriters Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry, the film is poised to be a thrilling ride. Doug Liman, known for his work on “The Bourne Identity” and “Edge of Tomorrow,” is at the helm of this project, ensuring that the film will have a blend of nostalgia and contemporary storytelling. The script, penned by Bagarozzi and Mondry, is designed to honor the original movie while making it relevant for current viewers. The story’s setting in the Florida Keys offers a stunning contrast between the natural beauty of the location and the intense action that the narrative promises. Road House 2024 film Taking on the …