During last weekend’s UFC 285 event, Jake Gyllenhaal was on hand to film scenes for the upcoming Road House remake. This included actually getting into the octagon to film some fight scenes.
After filming scenes of himself weighing in and getting into a heated face-off with his opponent (played by former UFC fighter Jay Hieron), Gyllenhaal and the cast of the film took things one step further. In the middle of the UFC 285 prelims, Gyllenhaal and Hieron took to the octagon and actually held a staged fight in front of the packed crowd in the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.
In the scene, Gyllenhaal can be seen “losing” his fight, before delivering a few big punches to his opponent and knocking him down with a flying knee. Check it out below:
The Road House remake will be directed by The Bourne Identity filmmaker Doug Liman from a screenplay written by Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry. Production is expected to begin this month in the Dominican Republic.
Joining Gyllenhaal and McGregor are The Suicide Squad breakout Daniela Melchior, Billy Magnussen (Game Night), Gbemisola Ikumelo (The Last Tree), Lukas Gage (The White Lotus), Hannah Love Lanier (A Black Lady Sketch Show), Travis Van Winkle (Accepted), B.K. Cannon (Switched at Birth), Arturo Castro (Broad City), Dominique Columbus (Ray Donovan), Beau Knapp (Southpaw), and Bob Menery.
“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 not everything is what it seems in this tropical paradise,” reads the synopsis.
The original film was directed by Rowdy Herrington. It starred Patrick Swayze as he portrayed the role of a bouncer named Dalton, who has been hired to clean up one of the rowdiest, loudest bars in Missouri, The Double Deuce. The late actor was also joined by Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott, and Ben Gazzara.
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