Conor McGregor is ready to star alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in a serious new movie – no, actually.
The previous UFC champion, who final gained a struggle in 2020, is making a slight profession change as he makes his appearing debut in a film for Prime Video.
Whereas Conor has beforehand starred in scripted ads, the star is now set to hit the large display screen – effectively, streaming providers – in a feature-length movie.
As first reported by Deadline, the Dubliner clinched a job in a reboot of 80s motion traditional Street Home, which is reportedly set to start filming in the Dominican Republic in September.
The unique blockbuster starred Patrick Swayze, whose character will be played by actor Jake within the new take directed by Doug Liman.
In keeping with the outlet, the brand new movie follows a former UFC fighter (Jake) who begins work as a bouncer in a Florida bar and rapidly begins noticing a deep corruption.
It’s not clear what position Conor will play within the remake, nonetheless a supply has indicated he will star as a full character fairly than enjoying himself.
The MMA fighter joins a beforehand confirmed forged which, together with Spider-Man star Jake, contains the likes of Billy Magnussen, Daniela Melchior, Gbemisola Ukumelo, Lukas Gage and Hannah Love Lanier.
Conor has not formally commented on his casting, nonetheless he did affirm his new position as he shared the information on his Twitter web page, together with a winking emoji.
It’s been reported that Conor was approached by the movie’s producer, Joel Silver – who labored on the unique – about showing within the movie, at which level the athlete watched the traditional film for the primary time.
After being impressed with the unique Street Home, Conor then reportedly had a gathering with Joel and, after being advised extra in regards to the Prime Video model, agreed to participate.
New Street Home director Doug beforehand stated he was ‘thrilled’ to place his ‘personal spin’ on the motion film, saying: ‘ I can’t wait to point out audiences what Jake and I are going to do with this iconic position.’
Conor’s casting comes weeks after the Irishman laughed off yet one more request from boxer Jake Paul for a struggle, dismissing the American as a ‘no person.’
The YouTuber-turned-boxer has lengthy campaigned for a boxing match with Conor, whose solely skilled boxing bout got here in 2017 when he misplaced to Floyd Mayweather.
He slammed Jake as a ‘flop’ and a ‘no person’ after the boxer urged a struggle would occur between them at some stage.
Conor has not fought a match since struggling a damaged leg in his defeat to Dustin Poirier in July 2021.
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