UFC champ Conor McGregor will show off his acting skills in his Hollywood debut.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Conor McGregor is heading to the big screen.
Conor McGregor is preparing for his acting debut in a remake of the 1989 action film Road House. The film will star Jake Gyllenhaal.
Gyllenhaal plays Dalton, a former mixed martial artist who gets a new job as a security guard at a roadhouse in the Florida Keys. But he ‘soon discovers that what you see in this tropical paradise isn’t everything.’
Moreover, McGregor’s character is currently undisclosed, but it is known that McGregor will play a major role in the latest version of the 80s action film.
The film is set to premiere on Amazon Prime, but a release date has yet to be confirmed.
Still, Amazon Studios featured McGregor as a cast member for the upcoming film on Twitter.
They wrote, ‘Fighting icon Conor McGregor expands his story career into film, joining Jake Gyllenhaal as he reinterprets the beloved classic Road House.’
In addition, Irish spokeswoman Karen J. Kessler issued a statement to inform the news.
She said, ‘We are thrilled to see Conor McGregor expanding his storytelling career into Hollywood and reimagining the beloved classic ‘Road House’ with Jake Gyllenhaal.’
She goes further, ‘Fighting is his top focus, but this is the beginning of another successful venture in the McGregor Empire. He is eager to start filming.’
Filming begins at the end of August in the Dominican Republic.
More on Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor left an impressive legacy in the sports world with numerous accolades and achievements.
In November 2016, he defeated Eddie Alvarez to become the first double champion in UFC history.
Nevertheless, the fighter has not entered the octagon since he broke his leg during a fight with Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July.
McGregor was named the world’s highest-paid athlete in 2021. Sportico has an estimated net worth of around $208 million, of which $180 million comes from endorsements.
According to an ESPN article, McGregor is Proper No. 12 Sold most of the shares in the whiskey brand for nearly $600 million.
However, although he has since dropped to one of the highest-grossing athletes in the world, he is still the highest-paid UFC fighter. He is said to be claiming about $52 million in 2022.