NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! Conor McGregor, the reigning UFC champion, will make his acting debut in the Jake Gyllenhaal-starring “Road House” on Amazon Prime, according to a report.
According to Deadline, McGregor, a two-time champion who achieved international recognition while competing for the UFC, will join the cast of the 1989 action adaptation, which will be helmed by filmmaker Doug Liman and producer Joel Silver.
Conor McGregor’s spokesperson Karen Kessler informed the site that the actor was “extremely pleased” to take his illustrious career to Hollywood and work with Jake Gyllenhaal on this version of the iconic classic Road House.
The representative claimed that although McGregor is “excited” to be in the movie, he still has a desire to fight.
On July 10, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Conor McGregor of Ireland gets ready to face Dustin Poirier during the UFC 264 event at T-Mobile Arena. Zuffa LLC/Chris Unger
“This is the start of another prosperous endeavor in the McGregor empire, even though fighting continues to be his primary emphasis. He can’t wait to start filming, “And Kessler.
Although McGregor’s precise part in the movie is yet unknown, he will apparently play an original character rather than himself.
McGregor is no stranger to fame; in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, his outsized attitude and unstoppable trash-talking immediately made him a fan favorite.
Along with his exceptional hitting, the three times-retired fighter’s ability to stir up controversy and promote events made him a status quo disruptor and set him apart from his rivals.
Since 2015, when he won his first championship, McGregor has been the main attraction at UFC events. His last fight was in 2021.
The 1989 film “Road House,” starring Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliot, Ben Gazzara, Jeff Healey, and Julie Michaels, is recreated in the “Road House” remake.
In the original, Swayze’s persona accepted a position as a bouncer at a Missouri club. Gyllenhaal will play an ex-UFC fighter in the remake who accepts the same position at a nightclub in the Florida Keys.
“I’m ecstatic to add my personal touch to the cherished Road House history. And I can’t wait to perform this legendary character with Jake in front of audiences “According to the publication, Liman, the director, remarked.
“I have a soft spot in my heart for the original Road House, and I can’t wait to share this newly reimagined version with audiences everywhere. Doug and I have each produced some large, noisy action films, and we’re prepared to give this one everything we’ve got “The producer, Silver, echoed.
Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor square off in the lightweight division at UFC 264 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the United States. (Thomas King via Getty Images/Sportsfile) )
The remake, according to Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke, is a “homerun,” paying proper tribute to the original while appealing to “a big, entertaining, broad audience.”
“We hit the home run with Road House. In addition to being an homage to the original’s admirers, it’s also a large, entertaining movie with a wide audience “According to Deadline, she remarked. “We are delighted to work with Joel, Doug, and this fantastic cast, lead by Jake Gyllenhaal, and for them to join together to remake the classic MGM picture as an action-packed adventure for our worldwide audience,” said the production company.
A release date for the movie has not yet been revealed.
Billy Magnussen, Daniela Melchior, Hannah Love Lanier, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Travis Van Winkle, and Lukas Gage are among the cast members of Amazon’s “Road House.”