Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor has landed a leading role in Amazon Studios’ remake of 1989 film “Road House.”
Filming begins next month in the Dominican Republic. McGregor will join Jake Gyllenhaal in the cult classic remake. McGregor’s role hasn’t been announced, but it’s been reported that he’ll play an original character.
“Conor McGregor is very excited to expand his storied career to Hollywood,” McGregor rep Karen Kessler told Ariel Helwani in a statement. “While fighting remains his top focus, this is the beginning of another successful venture in the McGregor empire. He is eager to get started filming.”
Gyllenhaal plays the role of a former UFC fighter who takes a job as a bouncer in a roadhouse in the Florida Keys. The Amazon Original Movie will stream on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide at release.