- Conor McGregor will star in the Road House remake across from Jake Gyllenhaal.
- The role was originally set for Ronda Rousey.
Conor McGregor has his hands full when it comes to all his different business ventures. From fighting in the UFC to his whiskey brand to his fitness program and clothing line, he is a very busy guy. Now McGregor is adding another endeavor into his life, acting.
Conor McGregor To Make Acting Debut In Jake Gyllenhaal-Led ‘Road House’ For Prime Video https://t.co/788ee2GWLg
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) August 3, 2022
It was announced on Wednesday that McGregor will make his major motion picture acting debut in the remake of the cult classic “Road House.” The film will be starring the Academy Award-nominated actor, Jake Gyllenhaal. According to Deadline the movie will begin filming later this year and will be released on Amazon Prime. The plot will follow a UFC fighter, played by Gyllenhaal, who starts bouncing at a roadhouse in Florida. Filming will take place in the Dominican Republic. The exact details of McGregor’s character are not yet revealed.
Starring along side Gyllenhaal and McGregor will be 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.
A Road House remake was talked about years ago and was said to be starring Ronda Rousey
The 1989 version starring Patrick Swayze has been the topic of a remake for some time now. A few years ago rumors that the movie would be remade with a female protagonist began to swirl. That female lead was said to be Ronda Rousey, who at the time was at the peak of her film career. That course was never furthered and now McGregor has stepped into the shoes of Rousey in acting much as he did in the UFC back in the day.
McGregor has never acted at this level but did star in an autobiography film entitled “Notorious.” He is the latest in a string of many UFC fighters looking to break into movies. Among the most well-known are Rousey, Georges St-Pierre, and Michael Bisping.