Conor McGregor is set to make his acting debut in an upcoming film starring Hollywood A-lister Jake Gyllenhaal.
The former two-weight UFC champion will star in Amazon Prime Video’s reimagining of the classic 1980s action movie, Road House.
The film will centre around a former MMA fighter, played by Gyllenhaal, who takes a new job as a bouncer at a rough roadside bar in Florida Keys, according to Deadline .
McGregor is not expected to play himself in the movie but it is not yet clear which role he has been given or how prominent he will be in the movie.
“Fight icon Conor McGregor expands their storied career into film to join Jake Gyllenhaal within the reimagining from the beloved classic, Road House, ” Amazon Prime Video confirmed in a statement on Twitter.
McGregor later retweeted the statement alongside a winking-face emoji.
While McGregor has starred within numerous commercials throughout his career, this will be his first foray into feature films.
The movie is set in order to go in to production in the Dominican Republic this month and will be available to watch in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide once it has been released.
Deadline claim McGregor had not seen Street House when he 1st found out that there was interest in him featuring in the particular new version of the movie.
It is claimed McGregor was convinced to star in its reboot after watching and enjoying the 1989 original, which usually starred Patrick Swayze.
McGregor’s immediate focus, however , will certainly be on his long-awaited go back to the UFC.
The former featherweight plus lightweight champ has not fought since breaking his leg in his defeat to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 last July.
McGregor offers now resumed full training and will be expected to make his return to the particular octagon later on this year, with Michael Chandler, Charles Oliveira and Nate Diaz among the number of names touted as potential opponents with regard to the Irishman.