Wednesday 3 August 2022 06:03 PM Conor McGregor make his Hollywood debut! trends now

Wednesday 3 August 2022 06:03 PM Conor McGregor make his Hollywood debut! trends now
Wednesday 3 August 2022 06:03 PM Conor McGregor make his Hollywood debut! trends now

Wednesday 3 August 2022 06:03 PM Conor McGregor make his Hollywood debut! trends now

Conor McGregor is set to make his Hollywood debut as he has landed a role in the remake of classic 1980's action film Road House.

The former two-weight world champion, 34, will finally take the plunge into acting after years of speculation and will star in Prime Video's film alongside Jake Gyllenhaal.

Road House, originally released in 1989 and starring Patrick Swayze, tells the story of a former UFC fighter (Gyllenhaal) who takes a job as a bouncer in Florida

Exciting! Conor McGregor is set to make his Hollywood debut as he has landed a role in the remake of classic 1980's action film Road House

Exciting! Conor McGregor is set to make his Hollywood debut as he has landed a role in the remake of classic 1980's action film Road House

It is not clear what role Conor will play yet but sources told Deadline that he will be playing an original character and not himself in the movie.

Insiders told the publication that when he was told there was interest in him joining the cast he watched the original for the first time - which he enjoyed.

He then agreed to meet producers to discuss what part he would play in the new film.  

Sources added that after a meeting with producer Joel Silver, McGregor loved the idea and the plans for how the remake will differ to the original. 

Anticipated: The former two-weight world champion, 34, will finally take the plunge into acting after years of speculation and will star in Prime Video's film alongside Jake Gyllenhaal (pictured)

Anticipated: The former two-weight world champion, 34, will finally take the plunge into acting after years of speculation and will star in Prime Video's film alongside Jake Gyllenhaal (pictured) 

A spokesperson for Conor told MailOnline: 'Conor is very excited to expand his storied career to Hollywood and join with Jake Gyllenhaal in this reimagining of Road House, a beloved classic. 

'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.'

The cast already includes stars such as Billy Magnussen, Daniela Melchior, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Lukas Gage, Hannah Love Lanier, Travis Van Winkle, B.K. Cannon, Arturo Castro, Dominique Columbus, Beau Knapp and Bob Menery. 

Doug Liman will be directing from a script written by Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry. 

Future: With filming due to start very soon it brings into question when McGregor plans to return to the UFC. He has not fought since breaking his leg in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier last summer (pictured)

Future: With filming due to start very soon it brings into question when McGregor plans to return to the UFC. He has not fought since breaking his leg in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier last summer (pictured) 

The Amazon Original Movie is set to go into production in the Dominican Republic this month and

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