Infamous Irish mixed martial artist Conor McGregor will star in Prime Video's 1989 remake of the 1989 action thriller Road House alongside Jake Gyllenhaal. Deadline reported this.
It's not known what role McGregor has received, but it is known that he will play the original character, and not himself, as previously expected.
The main role of – ex-UFC fighter and bouncer James Dalton will be played by Jake Gyllenhaal (original Patrick Swayze, Ed.). In the story, Dalton gets a job at a local abandoned club-bar. And although the protagonist tries to do his job correctly, he has to deal with a local racket that intimidates the entire city.
The new film will be directed by Doug Liman (“Edge of Tomorrow”) from a script by Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry.
Amazon Original Movie starts filming this month in the Dominican Republic. The new Roadhouse will air on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories around the world.
Note that Hollywood has been trying to do business with the UFC superstar for a while, but McGregor wanted the project in which he debuts, fit correctly. Insiders say that McGregor enjoyed watching the original film “Road House”, and was also pleased with the plot of the new picture.
Recall that “Road House» (Road House) in 1989 1990 received four Golden Raspberry anti-award nominations – Worst Film, Worst Screenplay, Worst Director – Rowdy Herrington and Worst Supporting Actor (Ben Gazzara).
As ProShoKino reported, Jake Gyllenhaal will produce an adaptation of Robert Kirkman and artist Lorenzo De Felici's comic book Oblivion Song, and also play a major role in it.