It's been 24 hour since the news broke that Actor Jake Gyllenhaal would be bar diving into a remake of the 1989 Patrick Swayze film Road House, and little was to be known about which direction the film would be going in, until now.
First reported by Deadline, In what is said to be his first acting job in a major studio movie, two-time UFC champion Conor McGregor is set to join Jake Gyllenhaal in Amazon Prime Video’s new reimagining of the classic ’80s action pic Road House.
And if that isn't enough we know a little bit more about the plot.
The new take follows a former UFC fighter (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.
There are no details about who McGregor will be playing but sources made it clear he would be playing an original character and NOT himself in the project.
He joins a cast that already includes 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.
Doug Liman (Edge Of Tomorrow, The Bourne Identity) will directing while the film is written by Anthony Bagarozzi & Charles Mondry. Joel Silver is producing for his company, Silver Pictures. JJ Hook, Alison Winter and Aaron Auch will serve as executive producers.
The Amazon Original Movie is set to go into production in the Dominican Republic this month and will stream on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide at release.