UFC champion Conor McGregor will make his feature film debut in the upcoming remake of the 1989 action film street housewith Patrick Swayze.
That’s all we know about the project so far — including who else is in the cast.
Will Conor McGregor be in a movie?
McGregor has been confirmed to join the cast of the upcoming action movie street house in his big film debut.
However, exact details of McGregor’s role in the film are yet to be confirmed meetingSources have said that the fighter will play an original character and not just star as himself.
A spokesman for McGregor said MMA junkie: “Conor McGregor is very excited to extend his successful career to Hollywood and collaborate with Jake Gyllenhaal on this reimagining of street housea popular classic.
“While combat remains his primary focus, this marks the beginning of another successful endeavor in the McGregor empire.
“He’s excited to start filming.”
What is Roadhouse?
The new movie is supposed to be a remake of the 1989 movie starring Patrick Swayze (ghost, dirty dancing) and directed by Rowdy Herrington (Gladiator, striking distance).
Sam Eliot (Grace and Frankie, justified), Kelly Lynch (Mr Mercedes, 90210) and Ben Gazzara (The Big Lebowski, The Murder of a Chinese Bookmaker) were also in the cast of the original film.
While the 1989 film followed Swayze as a sought-after bouncer who moves to a small Missouri town to bring some order to a chaotic bar, the new film tells the story of a former UFC fighter who takes a job as a bouncer at a Roadhouse in the Florida Keys – but it doesn’t take long before he discovers things aren’t what they seem.
street house will receive a streaming release on Amazon Prime Video, with Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, saying that the film “will not only be a nod to fans of the original, but will also be a great, entertaining film for a wide audience.” .
The film is reportedly set to be shot in the Dominican Republic, which will serve as a backdrop to the Florida Keys.
A release date for the remake has not yet been announced.
Who else is in the cast?
Jake Gyllenhaal stars alongside McGregor as the former UFC fighter who takes the job as a bouncer in the Florida Keys. You will probably recognize Gyllenhaal from his roles in films like The guilty, ambulanceBrokeback Mountain, Prisoners, Nightcrawler and zodiac.
Also for the confirmed street house new edition are:
- Travis Van Winkle (you, instinct)
- Billy Magnussen (Made of Love, The Many Saints of Newark)
- Daniela Melchior (The Suicide Squad, The Black Book)
- Luke Gage (euphoria, wireless)
- BK gun (Why women kill, The Politician)
- Arturo Castro (Broad City, Mr. Corman)
- Dominique Columbus (Ray Donovan, In the Vault)
- Beau Knapp (The Good Lord Bird, Borrasca)
Doug Linman (Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Bourne Identity) will direct, saying in a statement: “I’m thrilled to put my own spin on the beloved street house Heritage.
“And I can’t wait to show the audience what Jake and I will do with this iconic role.”