According to Deadline, Jake Gyllenhaal (“The Guilty”) was cast for the lead role in the classic action remake of “Killer for Rent”, originally starring Patrick Swayze (“Ghost: From the Other Side of Life “).
Produced by MGM, the feature film will be directed by Doug Liman (“No Limite do Tomorrow”).
Despite being seen as a priority for the studio, there is still no confirmed screenwriter and no predictions for the start of recordings.
For now, Gyllenhaal will be busy recording his next film, the action thriller ‘The Interpreter’, directed by Guy Ritchie.
Additionally, Liman is set to begin recording ‘Everest’, a biopic about a team of British explorers trying to reach the top of the dreaded hill in the 1920s.
As for “Rental Killer”, the original was directed by Rowdy Herrington from a screenplay by David Lee Henry and Hilary Henkin.
Swayze brought to life James Dalton, a bar bouncer who protects a small Missouri town from a corrupt businessman in an action-packed plot, complete with brawls and shootouts, but also room for a tale. ‘love.
In addition to the star, the cast includes Sam Elliott, Ben Gazzara and Kelly Lynch, who brought Dalton’s lover Dr Elizabeth Clay to life.
Whether Gyllenhaal will be a Dalton remake or an original character in the remake remains to be seen.
As the project is still in its infancy, the artualziations should be published in the coming months.
In the meantime, it’s worth remembering that Gyllenhaal’s next film is Ambulance: A Day of Crime ‘, which opens on February 17, 2022.
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Directed by Michael Bay (“Transformers”), the feature film is a remake of the eponymous Danish film released in 2005.
Decorated veteran Will Sharp, desperate for money to cover his wife’s medical bills, enlists the help of someone he knows he shouldn’t – his adopted brother Danny. Charismatic criminal, Danny gives him a score: the biggest bank robbery in Los Angeles history: $ 32 million. With his wife’s survival at stake, Will can’t say no. But when their escape turns sour, the desperate brothers hijack an ambulance with an injured police officer fighting for his life and emergency medics Cam Thompson on board. In a high-speed chase that never stops, Will and Danny must escape, keep their hostages alive and somehow try not to kill themselves, all while achieving the escape. craziest Los Angeles has ever seen.
Eiza González (“In Rhythm of Escape”) and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (“Aquaman”) also star in the production.
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