UFC champion Conor McGregor will make his acting debut in Road House remake

UFC champion Conor McGregor will show off his acting chops in his Hollywood debut film.

Here is everything you need to know.

Conor McGregor heads to the big screen

Conor McGregor is gearing up for his acting debut in the remake of the 1989 action movie Road House. The film will star Jake Gyllenhaal in the title role.

Gyllenhaal will play the role of Dalton, a former MMA fighter who lands a new job as a bouncer at a roadside bar in the Florida Keys. But he ‘soon discovers that not everything is what it seems in this tropical paradise’.

Also, McGregor’s character is being kept under wraps for now, however, it has been reported that he will have a major role in the latest iteration of the ’80s action flick.

The film will premiere on Amazon Prime, however a release date has yet to be confirmed.

Regardless, Amazon Studios took to Twitter to introduce McGregor as a cast member in their upcoming movie.

They wrote: “Wrestling icon Conor McGregor expands his storied career on film to join Jake Gyllenhaal in the reimagining of the beloved classic, Road House.”

Additionally, the Irishman’s spokeswoman, Karen J. Kessler, released a statement to address the news.

Conor MacGregor
UFC champion Conor McGregor will make his acting debut in Road House remake

She said: “Conor McGregor is very excited to expand his storied career to Hollywood and join Jake Gyllenhaal in this reimagining of a beloved classic ‘Road House’.”

He further added, “While wrestling remains his main focus, this is the start of another successful venture into the McGregor empire.” He is eager to start filming.

Filming will begin at the end of August in the Dominican Republic.

More about Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor has created an impressive legacy in the world of sports with numerous accolades and achievements.

He even became the first double champion in UFC history following his victory against Eddie Alvarez in November 2016.

Regardless, the athlete hasn’t stepped into the Octagon since last July when he broke his leg during his fight with Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.

McGregor was named the highest-paid athlete in the world for 2021. Sportico reported that his net worth was estimated at approximately $208 million, of which $180 million came from endorsements.

According to an ESPN article, McGregor sold the majority of his Proper No. 12 brand of whiskey for nearly $600 million.

However, after this, he has fallen among the highest earning athletes in the world, but remains the highest paid UFC fighter. According to reports, he is cashing in an estimated $52 million in 2022.

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