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Jake Gyllenhaal Talks Patrick Swayze and Road House Remake

‘He was always so nice to me’: Jake Gyllenhaal chats with Donnie Darko co-star Patrick Swayze as he discusses the re-imagining of the late icon’s classic ‘Road House’

Jake Gyllenhaal was seen attending Good Morning America in New York City on Monday.

The movie star wore a charcoal peacoat over a houndstooth blazer and a simple white button fly.

The 41-year-old movie star was joined by his Strange World co-star Gabrielle Union to discuss the voice acting for the upcoming animated adventure film. And he also mentioned starring in a remake of Patrick Swayze’s film Road House.

Breaking news: Jake Gyllenhaal spoke about the remake of Patrick Swayze's old film Road House

Breaking news: Jake Gyllenhaal spoke about the remake of Patrick Swayze’s old film 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 pants and white sneakers.

During his appearance on Monday, the star revealed that he has just wrapped up filming on a 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 beamed broadly as he finished recording and left ABC Studios in New York City

Say Cheese! The Strange World star beamed broadly as he finished recording 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 have big shoes to fill, but Patrick was a friend when he was here,” he said of the late film icon and his inspiration.

“When I was quite young, we did a movie together called Donnie Darko,” he added.

Gyllenhaal was 21 when he made the 2001 sci-fi fantasy film Swayze.

“He was always so loving and lovable to me. I take all of that to heart when I’m playing the role and there are some things I take from him, but overall we’ve made a whole new film and I’m really excited about it,” he added.

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

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

Gyllenhaal plays James Dalton, this time a former UFC fighter, and takes a job as a bouncer in the Florida Keys, but he “soon discovers that all is not as it seems in this tropical paradise,” according to the the summary.

The Road House remake will be released in 2023.

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

Street talk: Gyllenhaal plays James Dalton, this time a former UFC fighter, and takes a job as a bouncer in the Florida Keys, but he

Street talk: Gyllenhaal plays James Dalton, this time a former UFC fighter, and takes a job as a bouncer in the Florida Keys, but he “soon discovers that all is not as it seems in this tropical paradise,” according to the report it in the summary . The Road House remake will be released in 2023

The two stars play a married couple from the Clade family of explorers, whose differences threaten to plunge their latest and most important mission into uncharted and dangerous territory.

The Oscar nominee voices the main 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 stars with Jake in Strange World, which launches this week

She was there too: Gabrielle Union was also on the show; she stars with Jake in Strange World, which launches this week

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

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

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

Remake of a classic: Gyllenhaal has wrapped up filming on the remake of Patrick Swayze's 1989 action film Roadhouse

Remake of a classic: Gyllenhaal has wrapped up filming on the remake of Patrick Swayze’s 1989 action film Roadhouse

'He was always so loving and lovable to me': The movie star recalled first working with the screen icon directing the 2002 psychological thriller 'Donnie Darko.'

‘He was always so loving and lovable to me’: The movie star recalled first working with the screen icon directing the 2002 psychological thriller ‘Donnie Darko.’

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