‘Road House’ Adds Joaquim De Almeida, Darren Barnet, Kevin Carroll, JD Pardo – Deadline
EXCLUSIVE: Joaquim de Almeida (Research 2), Darren Barnett (I have never), Kevin Carroll (Showtime’s Leave the one on the right in) and JD Pardo (Mayans MC) signed on for roles in Prime Video’s reimagining of the 1989 MGM film Relaywhich went into production in the Dominican Republic.
The actors join an ensemble led by Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal, which also includes two-time UFC champion Conor McGregor, Billy Magnussen, Daniela Melchior, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Lukas Gage, Hannah Love Lanier, Travis Van Winkle, BK Cannon, Arturo Castro, Dominique Columbus, Beau Knapp and Bob Menery, as previously announced.
The original action-thriller, which Rowdy Herrington directed from the screenplay by Hilary Henkin, centered on Dalton (Patrick Swayze), a tough bouncer hired to tame a filthy bar. Director Doug Liman’s new take (The Bourne Identity) follows a former UFC fighter (Gyllenhaal) who takes a job as a bouncer at a rugged truck stop in the Florida Keys, but soon discovers that all is not what it seems in this tropical paradise.
Joel Silver (The matrix, die hard) produced Anthony Bagarozzi’s film (The good ones) & Charles Mondry for his company, Silver Pictures. JJ Hook, Alison Winter and Aaron Auch are executive producers of the Amazon Original film, which will eventually stream on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories around the world.
De Almeida has been seen in recent years in films such as land of dreams, Fatima, Downsizing, The Hitman’s Bodyguard and Our brand is in crisis. Notable TV credits in the US include Apple TV+ From time to timeby Netflix warrior nunAmerican Network queen of the southDTT Sought and the fox 24. The film is also forthcoming for the actor Research 2.
Barnet is best known for his starring role in the hit Netflix series I have never, which this month reached No. 1 on Netflix’s streaming charts when it returned for its third season. He also recently starred opposite Nina Dobrev in Netflix’s love strongand performs lead roles in the Netflix animated series Rabbit Samurai: The Usagi Chroniclesas well as his next show blue eyed samurai.
Best known for his roles as John Murphy on HBO Leftovers and Alton Williams on FX SnowfallCarroll has also appeared in series such as Self Made: Inspired by the life of Mrs. CJ Walker, The Walking Deadand Showtime’s adaptation of Leave the one on the right in. Notable film credits include Blind spot, Being John Malkovich, fully paid and the next of Chinonye Chukwu Until for United Artists Release. The actor has also appeared on and off Broadway in plays such as Angels in America, 45 seconds from Broadway, take me out and Bring some noise, bring some funk.
Pardo is best known for his starring role as Ezekiel ‘EZ’ Reyes on FX’s Mayans MC, which recently returned for its fourth season and was renewed for a fifth. He can also be seen currently in Prime Video’s action thriller series The list of terminals, alongside Chris Pratt. Other recent credits include the action thriller The contractor with Chris Pine and Justin Lin F9: the fast saga for Universal.
De Almeida is represented by APA, Lasher Group and Felker Toczek Suddleson; Barnet of Paradigm, 111 Media and Felker Toczek Suddleson; Carroll by Innovative Artists and Susanna Griffith Talent; and Pardo by UTA, Echo Lake Entertainment and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller.