UFC champion Conor McGregor is making his acting debut in the Road House remake

Conor McGregor

UFC champion Conor McGregor shows off his acting skills in his first Hollywood film.

Here’s everything you need to know.

Conor McGregor is headed to the big screen

Conor McGregor is preparing to make his acting debut in the remake of the 1989 action film Road House. The main role of this movie will be Jake Gyllenhaal.

Gyllenhaal will play Dalton, a former MMA fighter who finds a new job as a hitchhiker on a road in the Florida Keys. But he soon discovers that all is not as it seems in this tropical paradise.

Additionally, McGregor’s character is currently being kept under wraps, however, he will reportedly have a major role in the latest installment of the 80s action flick.

The film will premiere on Amazon Prime, but a release date has not yet been confirmed.

Regardless, Amazon Studios took to Twitter to announce McGregor as one of the actors in their upcoming film.

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

Additionally, Irish spokeswoman Karen J. Kessler released a statement addressing the news.

He said: “Conor McGregor is thrilled to extend his fiction career to Hollywood and join Jake Gyllenhaal in this remake of the beloved classic ‘Road House.’

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

Filming will begin in late August in the Dominican Republic.

More information about Conor McGregor

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

He even became the first double champion in UFC history after defeating Eddie Alvarez in November 2016.

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

McGregor was named the world’s highest-paid athlete in 2021. Sportico reported that his net worth is estimated to be around $208 million, of which $180 million comes from endorsements.

According to an article by ESPN, McGregor sold a majority stake in his Proper No. 12 whiskey brand for nearly $600 million.

However, after this, he became one of the highest paid athletes in the world, but remains the highest paid UFC fighter. He will reportedly receive an estimated $52 million in 2022.

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