Conor McGregor will make his acting debut alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in ‘Road House’ remake

UFC megastar Conor McGregor is heading to the big screen.

McGregor, who last fought in 2021, will star alongside actor Jake Gyllenhaal in Amazon Prime’s remake of the 1989 action movie “Road House,” according to Deadline.

The film marks the controversial fighter’s first film credit. According to the outlet, McGregor’s role has not been disclosed, but he will portray an original character in the film instead of playing himself.

“Conor McGregor is thrilled to expand his career in Hollywood and join Jake Gyllenhaal in this reimagining of a beloved classic ‘Road House,'” McGregor spokeswoman Karen J. Kessler said. said in a press release.

“While fighting remains his primary focus, it’s the start of another successful venture into the McGregor empire. He can’t wait to start filming.

McGregor teased her appearance Wednesday in a social media post. Amazon Studios will begin production in the Dominican Republic in late August and release the film on Prime Video.

There is no set release date.

In the original “Road House,” Patrick Swayze played “Dalton,” a bouncer at a small bar in Missouri. The reimagined version of the cult classic will feature Gyllenhaal in a similar role to Swayze as a former UFC fighter based in the Florida Keys.

McGregor's spokesman said the fighter was delighted to
McGregor’s spokesperson said the fighter was excited to “expand his career in Hollywood” for the film.
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Gyllenhaal will appear in the film as a former UFC fighter based in the Florida Keys.
Gyllenhaal will appear in the film as a former UFC fighter based in the Florida Keys.
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McGregor hasn’t stepped into the octagon since last July, when he suffered multiple stress fractures in his left leg in a loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.

Although he still intends to compete, the 34-year-old’s pursuit in the film industry is the latest venture the Irishman has taken outside of the UFC.

The former UFC champion has already had the opportunity to appear on the big screen. In 2016, McGregor was rumored to appear in the Vin Diesel-directed film xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, but he backed out of the project.

There is no set release date for the action movie remake
There is no set release date for the remake of the 1989 action movie “Road House.”
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As of 2021, McGregor was the highest-paid athlete in the world, earning an estimated $208 million — about $180 million came from endorsements, according to Sportico. He sold the majority stake in his Proper No. 12 whiskey brand for around $600 million, according to ESPN.

He has since fallen among the highest-earning athletes in the world, but remains the highest-paid UFC fighter, raking in an estimated $52 million in 2022.

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