UFC superstar Conor McGregor will start a new career in acting. The Irish fighter will make his acting debut opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in the remake of the 80’s classic “Road House”.
Conor McGergor’s spokesperson Karen J. Kessler wrote following statement:
“Conor McGregor 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.”
Conor McGregor will make his motion picture acting debut along Jake Gyllenhaal in the 80’s classic “Road House” remake, it was announced today. Filming starts within the month. He will have a leading role.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) August 3, 2022
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Conor McGregor is expected to make his UFC return in 2023
“The Notorious” is expected to make his UFC return at end the of the year, or early 2023, after suffering a nasty leg break against top ranked lightweight Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier last summer. And according to his spokesperson Karen J. Kessler, fighting will still be the UFC star’s main focus.
The remake of the classic Patrick Swayze film “Road House” is being made for Prime Video. Billy Magnussen, Daniela Melchior, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Lukas Gage and Hannah Love Lanier are also reportedly set to appear in the movie project.
Check out the classic Road House trailer below!