“I got to do that with Jake”: Jake Gyllenhaal’s Road House Remake Co-Star Gushed Over Actor for Risky Movie That Might Divide Fans

Shrinking star Jessica Williams spoke about her co-star Jake Gyllenhaal’s amazing abilities as an actor in their upcoming film Road House.

Jake Gyllenhaal’s Road House Remake Co-Star Gushed Over Actor for Risky Movie That Might Divide Fans

Jake Gyllenhaal is all set to begin the first half of 2024 with Road House, a remake of the original 1989 film starring Patrick Swayze. The movie will see Gyllenhaal reprise Swayze’s cult role as a mysterious UFC fighter who becomes a bouncer at a volatile bar. As of date, Road House is slated to release in March 2024.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal will be seen in Road House in 2024

Apart from the Brokeback Mountain actor, the film also stars Jessica Williams who is a recognized face for her presence in Apple TV’s Shrinking. In a role that is still to be revealed, Williams spoke of her experiences working on the project, and also had high words of praise for her co-star’s skill and talent on set.

Jake Gyllenhaal’s Road House Co-Star Was Inspired By Him

Shrinking star Jessica Williams will be seen in a prominent role in Jake Gyllenhaal’s Road House, a remake of the 1989 cult classic starring Patrick Swayze. While Gyllenhaal will reprise the Ghost actor’s role of a fighter-turned-bouncer in the film, Williams’ part is yet to be revealed.

Jessica Williams

Shrinking star Jessica Williams will co-star with Jake Gyllenhaal in Road House

In an interview with Variety, the celebrity spoke about her excitement on being part of the film. She also gushed about her co-star’s acting talent, elaborated on her experiences sharing screen space with him, and  detailed the memorable takeaways from her stint on the film set.
“It was so cool working with him. He’s an amazing actor. I was so excited to do Road House with Jake Gyllenhaal. He’s an insane actor. Every time, you’re learning. My job as an actor, especially on Shrinking, is to make everyone look good by knowing what the hell I’m doing on set. I love volleying, and I got to do that with Jake.”

This remake directed by Doug Liman is also a risky move for Jake Gyllenhaal. While Swayze’s film did not make much money at the box office, it turned out to become a cult hit that gave the late star one of his most memorable roles. It now remains to be seen if Gyllenhaal’s version can live up to the original.

Jake Gyllenhaal’s Road House Remake Is An Ode To Patrick Swayze

Remakes can be tricky business, but Jake Gyllenhaal has proved that he’s willing to take that risk with his interpretation of Patrick Swayze’s iconic role in Road House. Swayze became synonymous with the fighter who turns bouncer courting trouble in a bar. Now, nearly 35 years later, the Oscar nominee is stepping into the Dirty Dancing star’s big shoes.

Patrick Swayze

Jake Gyllenhaal will play Patrick Swayze’s role in the remake of Road House

Gyllenhaal in an interview with Fox News, revealed that there were expectedly high expectations on him to do justice to the part immortalized by Swayze who was also his close friend. Speaking of incorporating elements of the late star’s style as an ode to his memory, he said,

“Patrick was a friend when he was here. He was always so loving and lovely to me, and I take that all to heart in playing the role and there are some things I take from him.”

Apart from honoring Swayze in this manner, Gyllenhaal went on to state that the film would be an original and unique take on its predecessor which was an exciting prospect for him.

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