Jake Gyllenhaal Is Remaking A Badass Patrick Swayze Movie For Amazon With One Of Tom Cruise’s Favorite Directors

Jake Gyllenhaal seems to be on a little remake right now. His last two films – that of Antoine Fuqua The guilty and Michael Bay Ambulance — are both English-language versions of foreign films, and now the actor is about to tackle the revamp of a beloved Patrick Swayze film. Amazon Prime Video and MGM are currently developing a new version of the 1989 film Relayand not only is Gyllenhaal attached to play the lead role, but Doug Liman has come on board to direct.

Liman recently performed the COVID heist feature Locked and the Tom Holland/Daisy Ridley sci-fi thriller chaotic walkbut he’s probably best known for his recent collaborations with Tom Cruise – doing the time-looping thriller Edge Of Tomorrow with the Top Gun: Maverick star in 2014, and reunites with him in 2017 for the true-story thriller American made. In addition to working with those mentioned, the filmmaker has worked with many other movie stars – including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Matt Damon – but Relay will be his first collaboration with Jake Gyllenhaal.

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