Jake Gyllenhaal talks Patrick Swayze and Road House remake

‘He was always so lovely to me’: Jake Gyllenhaal talks Donnie Darko co-star Patrick Swayze as he dishes on remaking the late icon’s classic Road House

Jake Gyllenhaal was spotted arriving at Good Morning America in New York City on Monday.

The film star wore a charcoal pea coat over a hounds tooth blazer and a simple white button-up. 

The film star, 41, was joined by his Strange World co-star Gabrielle Union to talk about voicing the upcoming animated adventure film. And he also touched on starring in a remake of Patrick Swayze’s film Road House. 

New news: Jake Gyllenhaal talked about remaking Patrick Swayze's old movie Road House

New news: Jake Gyllenhaal talked about remaking Patrick Swayze’s old movie Road House

New but old: Although the film is a reimagining of the original project, he said there are still elements from Swayze's version

New but old: Although the film is a reimagining of the original project, he said there are still elements from Swayze’s version

He paired the look with chestnut-colored trousers and white sneakers.

On his Monday appearance, the star talked about just finishing filming on the remake of the late Patrick Swayze’s 1989 action film Road House. 

Although the film is a reimagining of the original project, he said there are still elements from Swayze’s version.

Say cheese! The Strange World star was all smiles as he finished the taping and left ABC Studios in New York City

Say cheese! The Strange World star was all smiles as he finished the taping and left ABC Studios in New York City

Bundled up: The Oscar nominee wore a charcoal pea coat over his blazer in the New York City morning chill

Bundled up: The Oscar nominee wore a charcoal pea coat over his blazer in the New York City morning chill

‘They’re big shoes to fill, but Patrick was a friend when he was here,’ he said of the late film icon and his inspiration. 

‘We made a movie when I was pretty young called Donnie Darko together,’ he added.

Gyllenhaal was 21 years old at the time when he was filming the 2001 sci-fi fantasy film with Swayze.

‘He was always so loving and lovely to me. I take that all to heart in playing the role and there are some things I take from him, but generally we made a whole new movie and I’m really excited about it,’ he added. 

Looking sharp: Gyllenhaal, 41, wore a business casual outfit on his way into the studio

Looking sharp: Gyllenhaal, 41, wore a business casual outfit on his way into the studio

Gyllenhaal plays James Dalton, who this time is a former UFC fighter, and takes a job as a bouncer in the Florida Keys, but he ‘soon discovers that not everything is what it seems in this tropical paradise,’ the synopsis stated.

The remake of Road House will be released in 2023. 

Disney premiered the trailer to Strange World at the Disney D23 Expo in September. This film will be Gyllenhaal’s first time in a Disney animated movie.

Road talk: Gyllenhaal plays James Dalton, who this time is a former UFC fighter, and takes a job as a bouncer in the Florida Keys, but he 'soon discovers that not everything is what it seems in this tropical paradise,' the synopsis stated. The remake of Road House will be released in 2023

Road talk: Gyllenhaal plays James Dalton, who this time is a former UFC fighter, and takes a job as a bouncer in the Florida Keys, but he ‘soon discovers that not everything is what it seems in this tropical paradise,’ the synopsis stated. The remake of Road House will be released in 2023

The two stars play a married couple in the Clade family of explorers whose differences threaten to topple their latest and most crucial mission into uncharted and dangerous territory.

The Oscar nominee voices the lead character named Searcher.

The film also features the voices of Lucy Liu, Dennis Quad, and Jaboukie Young-White. 

She was there too: Gabrielle Union was also on the show; she is starring with Jake in Strange World which opens this week

She was there too: Gabrielle Union was also on the show; she is starring with Jake in Strange World which opens this week

Strange World premieres in theaters just in time for Thanksgiving on November 23. 

Gyllenhaal also briefly talked about his plans for the upcoming holiday.  

On Thanksgiving, he said he will be spending time with his family and his girlfriend of four years — Jeanne Cadieu, 26. 

Remaking of a classic: Gyllenhaal has concluded filming the remake of Patrick Swayze's 1989 action film Roadhouse

Remaking of a classic: Gyllenhaal has concluded filming the remake of Patrick Swayze’s 1989 action film Roadhouse

'He was always so loving and lovely to me': The film star recalled working with the screen icon for the first time and making the psycho thriller Donnie Darko in 2002

‘He was always so loving and lovely to me’: The film star recalled working with the screen icon for the first time and making the psycho thriller Donnie Darko in 2002

Source

Related posts