A day after Amazon Studios announced Jake Gyllenhaal will star in a Prime Video remake of the iconic 1989 movie "Road House,” the company said UFC superstar Conor McGregor will make his acting debut on the picture.
"Fight icon Conor McGregor expands his storied career into film to join Jake Gyllenhaal in the reimagining of the beloved classic, Road House," the studio tweeted. Ireland-born mixed martial arts champion McGregor, 34, retweeted the post, adding a winking-face emoji.
On Tuesday, Amazon Studios had announced the remake of the 1989 Patrick Swayze movie, to be directed by Doug Liman (2002's "The Bourne Identity," 2014's "Edge of Tomorrow") and starring Gyllenhaal, Billy Magnussen and others. " 'Road House' is a home run for us," Amazon Studios chief Jennifer Salke said in a statement. "Not only is it a nod to fans of the original, but it is also a big, fun, broad-audience movie." Added Liman, "I'm thrilled to put my own spin on the beloved 'Road House' legacy. And I can't wait to show audiences what Jake and I are going to do with this iconic role."
Production is set to begin this month in the Dominican Republic.