Conor McGregor Set To Star In Major Movie

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Conor McGregor is dipping his toes into the acting game.

The UFC legend will star in the upcoming “Road House” remake with Jake Gyllenhaal, according to a report from Deadline.

Jake Gyllenhaal will star in upcoming “Road House” remake. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images)

It’s not clear what role McGregor will have in the remake of the Patrick Swayze classic, but he won’t be playing himself.

Conor McGregor will make acting debut in “Road House” remake. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/WireImage)

Gyllenhaal’s character is a former UFC star turned bouncer in the Florida Keys. Given McGregor’s experience in the world of MMA, it seems like a very natural fit for his first acting role.

Conor McGregor and Jake Gyllenhaal will star in “Road House” remake. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

It certainly seems like Amazon is pulling out all the stops on the “Road House” remake, and it’s very clear who the film will be marketed to.

With Gyllenhaal playing a former UFC fighter and McGregor in the cast, this film appears to be being made solely for fans of combat sports.

Conor McGregor will be in the new “Road House” movie. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

While I want to believe a “Road House” remake won’t be awful, I’m not sure there’s a lot of optimism here to believe it’s going to be solid.

As discussed Tuesday, classic films should be left alone. Hollywood already tried to remake “Red Dawn,” and it was an unreal disaster.

Now, another Swayze hit is getting remade and Conor McGregor will be playing a major role. Why should anyone believe he’s going to be a great actor? It just doesn’t add up.

Conor McGregor joins “Road House” cast. (Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images for Spotify)

We’ll see how it all shakes out once it’s finally released, but overall, there are a lot of red flags! McGregor is a star fighter, but acting is a different game!

Written by David Hookstead

David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture.

He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics.

Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

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