The upcoming Highway Home remake has gone by means of a seemingly tumultuous manufacturing, and in accordance with a latest report from Puck’s Matt Belloni, a number of individuals behind the scenes aren’t completely satisfied the movie received’t be launched in theaters.
In response to Belloni’s newest publication entry, former producer Joel Silver, director Doug Liman, and Ari Emanuel — the CEO of WME, the company that star Jake Gyllenhaal is signed with — had been “pissed” that Amazon Studios selected to launch the movie on its Prime Video streaming platform.
The report goes on to say that the group was so offended at Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke that Emanuel satisfied Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to display the movie himself on his yacht. The purpose, in accordance with the report, was to hope that Bezos cherished the film a lot that he pushed for it to get a theatrical launch himself. Sadly, the report notes that Salke didn’t change her thoughts, and the movie will nonetheless be getting a streaming launch as an alternative.
In response to a separate from Selection, Highway Home is one in every of director Liman’s “highest-testing movies” in his profession, per insiders.
What’s the Highway Home remake about?
“The brand new take follows a former UFC fighter who takes a job as a bouncer at a rough-and-tumble roadhouse within the Florida Keys however quickly discovers that not every little thing is what it appears on this tropical paradise,” reads the synopsis.
The Highway Home remake is directed by The Bourne Identification filmmaker Doug Liman from a screenplay written by Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry. Becoming a member of Gyllenhaal are UFC star Conor McGregor, The Suicide Squad breakout Daniela Melchior, Billy Magnussen (Sport Evening), Gbemisola Ikumelo (The Final Tree), Lukas Gage (The White Lotus), Hannah Love Lanier (A Black Girl Sketch Present), Travis Van Winkle (Accepted), B.Ok. Cannon (Switched at Delivery), Arturo Castro (Broad Metropolis), Dominique Columbus (Ray Donovan), Beau Knapp (Southpaw), and Bob Menery.
The Highway Home remake is govt produced by JJ Hook, Alison Winter, and Aaron Auch, with Joel Silver producing for Silver Photos. As a part of its manufacturing, Gyllenhaal was seen filming on the UFC 285 occasion, together with the weigh-in segments, and staging a combat within the octagon with former UFC fighter Jay Hieron.