The unexpected turn that Conor McGregor gave to his career

MMA fighter Conor McGregor leaves Blanchardstown court after appearing in connection with motoring offences, in Dublin, Ireland June 23, 2022. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Conor MacGregor It was news in the last hours for a personal decision what did it take and what did it cause surprise to his fans. Irishman and double UFC world champion decided to put a stop to his sports career and dedicate himself to acting. The new facet of the mixed martial arts fighter was confirmed by Amazon Studios.

“Wrestling icon Conor McGregor expands his storied film career to join jake gyllenhaal in the reinvention of the beloved classic, ‘Road House’”He posted the study on his account. Twitter.

Conor’s new project will be focused on acting and will be part of a prestigious cast integrated, among others, by Billy Magnussen, Daniela Melchior, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Lukas Gage, Hannah Love Lanier, Travis Van Winkle, BK Cannon, Arturo Castro, Dominique Columbus, Beau Knapp and Bob Menery.

McGregor’s first audiovisual work will be with Jake Gyllenhaalwho under the production of Amazon Prime Video will recreate the historic film of the 80s, Road House (El Duro), starring Patrick Swayze.

“The original Road House holds a special place in my heart and I am so excited to bring this newly imagined version to audiences around the world. Doug and I have made big, loud action movies and we’re ready to bring everything we’ve got to this one,” said producer Joel Silver.

The remake portrays a former UFC fighter (Gyllenhaal) who agrees to work as security at a roadhouse in the Florida Keys. However, over time he discovers that not everything was as it had been presented to him. In the case of mcgregoreven No details of the role he will have were providedthough It transpired that he will be an “original” character and that he will not play himself.

Jake Gyllenhaal will star as the former UFC fighter from the remake "The hard" (REUTERS/Stephane Mahe)
Jake Gyllenhaal will star as the former UFC fighter from the remake “El Duro” (REUTERS / Stephane Mahe)

Although the release date was not confirmed, Amazon reported that the film will begin production this month in the Dominican Republic and will be broadcast to 240 countries via Prime Video.

Of course, the decision of Conor McGregor caused a lot of enthusiasm in his fans who want to see him as soon as possible in his new role as an actor. Although the Irishman was part of several commercials, it will be the first time that he will participate in a movie. It is worth remembering that it is not the first time that the Irishman has focused on projects far from sports, he came to create his own brand of whiskey and invested money in a coffee bar, among other items.

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