Conor McGregor is hitting the big screen.
Former two-time UFC champion Conor McGregor will be joining Jake Gyllenhaal in Amazon Prime Video’s remake of classic 1989 film, “Road House,” which starred Patrick Swayze, Deadline reported on Wednesday.
“Conor McGregor is very excited to expand his storied career to Hollywood and join with Jake Gyllenhaal in this reimagining of ‘Road House,’ a beloved classic,” McGregor’s spokesperson Karen J. Kessler said to ESPN.
“While fighting remains his top focus, this is the beginning of another successful venture in the McGregor empire. He is eager to get started filming.”
Gyllenhaal will play the main character who is a UFC fighter who becomes a bouncer at a roadhouse in the Florida Keys, but is soon hit with reality.
As for McGregor, his role is not yet known, but he will reportedly be playing an original character, not himself.
McGregor is still rehabilitating a brutal leg injury that he suffered last year where he lost to Dustin Poirier for the second time. He has not fought since then, but has been keeping social media busy by posting photos of his weight gains.
UFC President Dana White has told the media that McGregor should return either late this summer or early fall, but it’s unclear what weight class he’d return in.
The 34-year-old is one of the UFC’s most popular fighters, headlining a number of the promotion’s highest grossing pay-per-view events. He was the first fighter to hold two titles in two different weight classes simultaneously and even boxed legend Floyd Mayweather in 2017 in the second-biggest pay-per-view of all time.
Outside of the octagon, McGregor has kept busy with his Proper Twelve whiskey brand and two pubs that he owns in Ireland.
Deadline reported that after watching the original 1989 “Road House” film, he was open to playing a part in the new film and “loved” the new direction that the remake was going in.
Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry wrote the script, which will be directed by Doug Liman. Joel Silver will produce for his company, Silver Pictures while JJ Hook, Alison Winter and Aaron Auch will be executive producers.
The cast includes Billy Magnussen, Daniela Melchior, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Lukas Gage, Hannah Love Lanier, Travis Van Winkle, B.K. Cannon, Arturo Castro, Dominique Columbus, Beau Knapp and Bob Menery.
Production is expected to start this month in the Dominican Republic and will stream on Prime Video.