Jake Gyllenhaal discusses Patrick Swayze’s ‘Highway Home’ remake: ‘Huge sneakers to fill’

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Jake Gyllenhaal discusses Patrick Swayze's 'Road House' remake: 'Big shoes to fill'

2022-11-22 05:29:46

Jake Gyllenhaal is getting ready to honor his late pal, Patrick Swayze, within the upcoming, reimagined “Highway Home.”

On Monday morning, Gyllenhaal was a visitor on “Good Morning America,” alongside Gabrielle Union, to debate their upcoming animation movie “Unusual World.”

Throughout his look, the actor opened up about one other upcoming position the place he recreates the basic Swayze movie. 

“We simply completed filming and there are large sneakers to fill,” he mentioned of the late Swayze. 

Within the unique film, Dalton (performed by Swayze,) was employed as a bouncer in a Missouri bar, however runs into bother with a corrupt businessman named Brad Wesley. Now, Gyllenhaal will step into the lead position.

A ‘ROAD HOUSE’ REMAKE IS ON ITS WAY WITH JAKE GYLLENHAAL AS THE LEADING MAN

“Patrick was a pal when he was right here,” he shared. “He was at all times so loving and beautiful to me, and I take that each one to coronary heart in enjoying the position and there are some issues I take from him, however usually we made an entire new film, and I’m actually enthusiastic about it.”

Jake Gyllenhaal talks taking over the position in Patrick Swayze’s 1989 movie “Highway Home.”
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The “South Paw” star joked that though the movie shouldn’t be a reboot, there nonetheless might be a street home and “kicking” seen within the film. 

The upcoming movie has a 2023 launch date with a star-studded solid together with Conor McGregor, Daniela Melchoir, Billy Magnussen and Lukas Gage. McGregor’s actual position within the movie has not but been revealed, however it will mark the UFC famous person’s performing debut.

Joel Silver, who produced the unique film, will come again to supply the Gyllenhaal-led movie. 

“The unique ‘Highway Home’ has a particular place in my coronary heart and I’m so excited to deliver this newly imagined model to audiences around the globe,” Silver mentioned in a press release in August. “Doug and I’ve every made some large, boisterous motion films and are able to deliver every part we’ve to this one.” 

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Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke expressed her pleasure for the brand new film in a press release in August saying, “Highway Home is a homerun for us. Not solely is it a nod to followers of the unique, however it is usually an enormous, enjoyable, broad viewers film.” 

Patrick Swayze worked as a bouncer in the 1989 "Road House."

Patrick Swayze labored as a bouncer within the 1989 “Highway Home.”
(Picture by Aaron Rapoport)

“We’re thrilled to collaborate with Joel, Doug, and this nice solid led by Jake Gyllenhaal, and for them to return collectively to reimagine the basic MGM movie as an action-packed journey for our world viewers,” she mentioned.

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In the beginning of Gyllenhaal’s profession, he starred alongside Swayze within the science-fiction movie, “Donnie Darko,” in 2001. The film additionally starred Seth Rogen, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore and Jena Malone.

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