Conor McGregor to Make Acting Debut in Film Starring Jake Gyllenhaal

Conor McGregor to Make Acting Debut in Film Starring Jake Gyllenhaal

Byron Pillay
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:27 PM
  • Conor McGregor is set to feature in an upcoming movie later this year which also stars Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Gyllenhaal was at UFC 285 where he shot scenes for the upcoming movie called Road House
  • Road House is a remake of a 1989 movie of the same name which starred Patrick Swayze as a bouncer

Conor McGregor is man of many talents.

The UFC fighter, who owns his own whisky, will soon be able to add movie star to his growing list of achievements.

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Conor McGregor will make his acting debut that later this year in a move also starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Image: Patrick T. Fallon
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As noted by TalkSport, The Notorious will be part of an upcoming movie called Road House.

The film also will star Hollywood actor, Jake Gyllenhaal. The movie is remake of the 1989 film of the same name. The 1989 version featured Patrick Swayze as a martial arts expert and bouncer who is hired to restore order at a sleazy bar, IMDB noted.

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What's the movie about?

While it's unknown what role McGregor will have in the movie, it's confirmed that he won't be portraying himself. Gyllenhaal will be starring as a former UFC fighter who takes on the job of a bouncer at a road house.

Gyllenhaal spotted at UFC 285

To make some of the cage fighting scenes more realistic, Gyllenhaal attended UFC 285 and shot the scene inside the Octagon in front of the live audience.

He also attended the weigh-ins for the Jon Jones fight the day before the main event and shot scenes for the movie.

Inside McGregor’s impressive car collection

Conor McGregor is a serious motorhead.

The Irish mixed martial arts star has invested in an impressive collection of vehicles since making it big in the sport, Sports Brief reported.

McGregor is one of the biggest stars in the sport, despite not being an active fighter currently, and was the first double champion in the history of the UFC.

McGregor interested in buying club

Conor McGregor has declared interest in buying Liverpool after the club was reportedly put up for sale by American owners Fenway Sports Group.

McGregor confirmed via his official Twitter handle that he would be interested in taking over the Merseyside club.

The Irishman is, however, a known Manchester United fan and it would be interesting if he were to take over United's sworn rivals, Sports Brief reported.

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Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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