UFC Superstar Conor McGregor To Make Major Studio Debut In ‘Road House’ Remake
Two-time UFC champion Conor McGregor joins the cast of Amazon Prime Video’s Road House remake starring Jake Gyllenhaal, according to Deadline. Road House will mark McGregor’s major studio film debut, and he will join the likes of George St.-Pierre, Rhonda Rousey, Chuck Lidell and Rampage Jackson as UFC stars who’ve been in studio films.
Road House will be directed by Edge of Tomorrow’s Doug Liman. Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry penned the script. Additionally, the film’s cast includes 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. Producers for the film include Joel Silver of Silver Pictures, JJ Hook, Alison Winter, and Aaron Auch.
Gyllenhaal’s character will be a former UFC star working as a bouncer at a roadhouse in the Florida Keys. He soon finds out that things aren’t what he thinks they are on the beautiful islands off the coast of Florida. McGregor will not be playing himself, as he will portray an original character written for the film. The film is set to go into production this year and will stream worldwide on Amazon Prime upon release.
Studios have been chomping at the bit to get the charismatic and controversial superstar in a film. But McGregor wanted to ensure that the fit was right for himself beforehand, however. He allegedly watched the original film for the first time and fell in love with it. McGregor and Silver met afterward to discuss his role in the film, and he agreed to join.
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