Deadline is exclusively reporting that Conor McGregor is the latest name to join the cast for the remake of the 1989 cult classic Road House at Prime Video.
The remake focuses on a former UFC fighter (Jake Gyllenhaal) 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.
The report states that while the role that McGregor will be playing isn’t exactly known yet, sources tell them that it has been made clear that he will be playing an original character and not himself in the film. Insiders also say that when he heard there was interest to bring him aboard the remake, he watched the original for the first time, enjoyed it, and after meeting with Joel Silver, producer of the original film as well as this project, McGregor loved the idea of where the new story was headed compared to the original.
Road House, which is scheduled to go into produced this month in the Dominican Republic, is written by Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry, will be directed by Doug Liman, and also stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Billy Magnussen, Daniela Melchior, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Lukas Gage, Hannah Love Lanier, Travis Van Winkle, B.K. Cannon, Arturo Castro, Dominique Columbus, Beau Knapp and Bob Menery.