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Conor McGregor To Make His Film Debut In Upcoming Action Movie Starring Jake Gyllenhaal

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Conor McGregor To Make His Film Debut In Upcoming Action Movie Starring Jake Gyllenhaal

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.

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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 film.

"Fight icon Conor McGregor expands his storied career into film to join Jake Gyllenhaal in the reimagining of the beloved classic, Road House," Amazon Prime Video confirmed in a statement on Twitter.

McGregor later retweeted the statement alongside a winking-face emoji.

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While McGregor has starred in numerous commercials throughout his career, this will be his first foray into feature films.

The movie is set to go into 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 Road House when he first found out that there was interest in him starring in the new version of the film.

It is claimed McGregor was convinced to star in its reboot after watching and enjoying the 1989 original, which starred Patrick Swayze.

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McGregor is preparing for his long-awaited return to the UFC (Image: Alamy)
McGregor is preparing for his long-awaited return to the UFC (Image: Alamy)

McGregor's immediate focus, however, will be on his long-awaited return to the UFC.

The former featherweight and lightweight champion has not fought since breaking his leg in his defeat to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 last July.

McGregor has now resumed full training and is expected to make his return to the octagon later this year, with Michael Chandler, Charles Oliveira and Nate Diaz among a number of names touted as potential opponents for the Irishman.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Conor McGregor, MMA, UFC

Rory O'Callaghan
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