Conor McGregor is set to make his movie debut in a remake of an ’80s fight classic.
The UFC star will join Jake Gyllenhaal in the new remake of Patrick Swayze’s 1989 action-thriller Road House, made by Prime Video.
The cast also includes 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.
Doug Liman is directing from a script written by Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry while Joel Silver will produce the film for his company, Silver Pictures.
JJ Hook, Alison Winter and Aaron Auch will serve as executive producers.
Road House will follow a former UFC fighter, played by Gyllenhaal, who takes a job as a janitor at a rough and messy roadside house in the Florida Keys, but quickly discovers that not everything seems to be. in tropical paradise.
It is not yet clear who McGregor will play in the project, but sources have made it clear that he will be playing an original character and not himself.
Hollywood has wanted to see Dubliner on the big screen for some time, but McGregor reportedly wanted to make sure he picked the right project to make his debut.
Insiders said when he heard there was interest in him joining the cast of Road House, he saw the original film for the first time and enjoyed it so much that he wanted to join. into action sequences.
Sources add that after meeting with producer Joel Silver, McGregor was sold on the project and loved the new story idea being directed over the original.
Ghost and Dirty Dancing heartthrob Swayze passed away in 2009 at the age of 57 from pancreatic cancer.
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