A roadhouse remake was aired on Jeff Bezos’ yacht as a claim for theatrical release
What’s to come Remodeling a road house has gone through what appears to be a tumultuous production, and according to a recent report from Puck’s Matt Belloni, there are a number of people behind the scenes who aren’t happy that the film won’t be released in theaters.
According to Belloni’s latest newsletter entry, former producer Joel Silver, director Doug Liman, and Ari Emanuel—the CEO of WME, the agency with which star Jake Gyllenhaal is signed—“ pissed” that Amazon Studios chose to release the film on Prime. Video streaming platform.
The report goes on to say that the group was so angry with the head of Amazon Studios, Jennifer Salke, that Emanuel convinced Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to screen the film himself on his yacht. The goal, according to the report, was to hope that Bezos liked the film so much that he pushed for a theatrical release of his own. Unfortunately, the report notes that Salke has not changed her mind, and that the film will continue to receive a streaming release instead.
According to a separate breakdown from Variety, Road House is one of director Liman’s “most experimental films” of his career, according to insiders.
What is the Roadhouse remake all about?
“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 all is not as it seems it’s like in this tropical paradise,” read the summary.
The Roadhouse remake is directed by The Bourne Identity filmmaker Doug Liman from a screenplay written by Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry. Joining Gyllenhaal are UFC star Conor McGregor, The Suicide Squad breakout Daniela Melchior, Billy Magnussen (Game Night), Gbemisola Ikumelo (The Last Tree), Lukas Gage (The White Lotus), Hannah Love Lanier (Black Lady Sketch Show ), Travis Van Winkle ( Adopted ), BK Cannon ( Switched at Birth ), Arturo Castro ( Broad City ), Dominique Columbus ( Ray Donovan ), Beau Knapp ( Southpaw ), and Bob Menery.
The Roadhouse remake is produced by JJ Hook, Alison Winter, and Aaron Auch, with Joel Silver producing for Silver Pictures. As part of his production, Gyllenhaal was seen filming at the UFC 285 event, including the weight divisions, and holding a fight in the octagon with former UFC champion Jay Hieron.