Watch Jake Gyllenhaal batter and bruise in first Road House trailer ahead of SXSW debut

Following on from yesterday’s poster debut, Amazon MGM Studios have released the first full-length trailer for Doug Liman and Jake Gyllenhaal‘s Road House, an adrenaline-fueled reimagining of the 80s cult classic, about an ex-UFC fighter who takes a job as a bouncer at a Florida Keys roadhouse, only to discover that this paradise is not all it seems.

Co-starring Daniela Melchior, Billy Magnussen, Jessica Williams, Joaquim de Almeida, Conor McGregor and Lukas Gage, Road House is set for a global release on Prime Video on March 21st, 2024, but before will play to audiences as part of this year’s SXSW Film & TV Festival, where the film will serve as the opening night event.

As director Liman stated, “The action is ground-breaking. And Jake Gyllenhaal gives a career-defining performance in a role he was born to play. Audiences will want to see UFC mega-star Conor McGregor take his debut swing at Jake on the big screen. The reality is there’s nothing quite so fun as a good bar fight.”

Judging by this trailer, we concur!

Peter Gray

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