Yesterday we reported that Jake Gyllenhaal will take the lead role in a new reboot of the 80’s action classic Road House and now it’s emerged that Conor McGregor will also make his acting debut in the movie.
It’s not clear yet what role McGregor will play in the movie, but it’s been confirmed that he won’t be playing himself and that it will be a new character.
McGregor joins a cast that along with Gyllenhaal will also feature Billy Magnussen, who featured in the latest James Bond movie No Time To Die and Aladdin; Daniela Melchior, who appears in the upcoming Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.3 and 10th instalment of the Fast And Furious franchise; alongside others including the likes of Gbemisola Ikumelo, Lukas Gage, Hannah Love Lanier, Travis Van Winkle, B.K. Cannon, Arturo Castro, Dominique Columbus, Beau Knapp and Bob Menery.
The movie will be directed by Doug Lima of The Bourne Identity, Edge Of Tomorrow and Mr & Mrs Smith fame, and will begin shooting in the Dominican Republic later this month, with the end result airing on the Amazon Prime Video.
McGregor has been a sought after star in Hollywood for a number of years now, but he repeatedly turned down roles in movies like xXx: Return Of Xander Cage, Predators and King Arthur: Legend Of The Stone at the height of his fame, while he also claimed to have turned down a part in the blockbuster TV show, Game Of Thrones too.
However, McGregor has starred in numerous TV commercials and also voiced a character in the Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare video game.