Jake Gyllenhaal Returns for Road House Sequel
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Jake Gyllenhaal Returns for Road House Sequel

Nathan Lees
Nathan Lees

Exciting news for fans of the Amazon Prime Video remake of the 1989 classic "Road House" starring the late Patrick Swayze! A sequel is officially in the works, and it looks like Jake Gyllenhaal will be reprising his role as Elwood Dalton.


Billed as a former UFC fighter, Gyllenhaal's character Dalton takes on the role of a bouncer at a roadhouse in the Florida Keys. In the first film, he discovers that things are not as they seem in this seemingly idyllic location. Joined by a stellar cast including Daniela Melchior, Billy Magnussen, and even Conor McGregor in his feature film debut, Gyllenhaal's performance captivated audiences worldwide.

According to Jennifer Salke, the head of Amazon MGM Studios, over 80 million viewers have enjoyed the remake since its release on Prime Video. The film's popularity was evident, with over 50 million views within the first two weekends, solidifying its place as Amazon MGM Studios' most-watched debut film on a global scale.


The details of the sequel's plot are still shrouded in mystery, leaving fans eager to learn more about Elwood Dalton's next adventure. The success of the first film undoubtedly sets the stage for an action-packed and thrilling sequel that promises to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

Before its streaming debut, "Road House" premiered at the 2024 SXSW Film Festival. However, director Doug Liman chose to boycott the screening in protest of Amazon MGM Studios' decision to skip a traditional theatrical release. Liman emphasized the importance of supporting cinemas by stating that "if we don't put tentpole movies in movie theaters, there won't be movie theaters in the future."

While we eagerly await more updates on the forthcoming "Road House" sequel, one thing is for sure – Jake Gyllenhaal's return as Elwood Dalton is bound to dazzle audiences once again with his charisma and action-packed performance.


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