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Conor McGregor lands leading role in ‘Road House’ remake

Former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor has landed a leading role in the Amazon Stuidos remake of ‘Road House’ according to a report.

‘Mystic Mac’ joins famed Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal in the reimagining of the 80s cult classic, which begins filming this month in the Dominican Republic. McGregor’s role has not been announced, but Deadline reported he will play an original character.

“Conor McGregor is very excited to expand his storied career to Hollywood,” said McGregor rep Karen Kessler in a statement to Ariel Helwani. “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.”

Doug Liman is directing from a script written by Anthony Bagarozzi & Charles Mondry. Joel Silver is producing for his company, Silver Pictures. JJ Hook, Alison Winter and Aaron Auch will serve as executive producers.

According to the report, Gyllenhaal plays a former UFC fighter “who takes a job as a bouncer at a rough-and-tumble roadhouse in the Florida Keys, but soon discovers that not everything is what it seems in this tropical paradise.”

Former UFC bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey was originally targeted to play the lead role before a knockout loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193 cost her the belt. The Road House remake was shelved for several years before Amazon picked up the project and recast it.

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