Conor McGregor to make appearing debut in Jake Gyllenhaal-led Amazon Prime ‘Highway Home’ remake

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2022-08-06 10:47:15

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UFC celebrity Conor McGregor will make his appearing debut within the Jake Gyllenhaal-led Amazon Prime movie “Highway Home,” in response to a report.

McGregor, a two-time champion who garnered worldwide fame throughout his time with the UFC, will be a part of the solid of the 1989 motion remake underneath the helm of director Doug Liman and producer Joel Silver, Deadline reported.

“Conor McGregor may be very excited to increase his storied profession to Hollywood and be a part of with Jake Gyllenhaal on this reimagining of ‘Highway Home,’ a beloved basic,” McGregor’s spokesperson Karen Kessler advised the outlet.

The spokesperson stated McGregor nonetheless has a want to struggle however is “keen” to hitch the movie.

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Conor McGregor of Eire prepares to struggle Dustin Poirier throughout the UFC 264 occasion at T-Cellular Enviornment on July 10, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. 
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“Whereas combating stays his prime focus, that is the start of one other profitable enterprise within the McGregor empire. He’s wanting to get began filming,” Kessler added.

McGregor’s precise function within the movie has not but been revealed, however he’ll reportedly painting an authentic character as a substitute of enjoying himself.

McGregor is not any stranger to stardom as his larger-than-life character and unassailable trash-talking shortly made him a fan favourite within the Final Preventing Championship.

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The thrice-retired fighter’s capability to advertise occasions and brew controversy made him a disruptor of the established order and set him aside — along with his proficient putting — from his competitors.

McGregor final fought in 2021 and has headlined UFC occasions since 2015, when he received his first championship.

The “Highway Home” remake reimagines the 1989 flick that featured Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliot, Ben Gazzara, Jeff Healey, and Julie Michaels.

Within the authentic, Swayze’s character took a job as a bouncer at a bar in Missouri. Within the remake, Gyllenhaal will painting an ex-UFC fighter who takes up the identical job at a bar within the Florida Keys.

“I’m thrilled to place my very own spin on the beloved Highway Home legacy.  And I can’t wait to point out audiences what Jake and I are going to do with this iconic function,” Liman, the director, stated per the outlet.

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“The unique Highway Home has a particular place in my coronary heart and I’m so excited to convey this newly imagined model to audiences all over the world. Doug and I’ve every made some huge, boisterous motion motion pictures and are able to convey all the pieces we now have to this one,” Silver, the producer, echoed.

Conor McGregor, left, and Dustin Poirier in their lightweight fight during the UFC 264 event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. 

Conor McGregor, left, and Dustin Poirier of their light-weight struggle throughout the UFC 264 occasion at T-Cellular Enviornment in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. 
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Jennifer Salke, the top of Amazon Studios, known as the remake a “homerun” and stated it appropriately pays homage to the unique whereas interesting to “an enormous, enjoyable, broad viewers.”

“Highway Home is a homerun for us. Not solely is it a nod to followers of the unique, however it is usually an enormous, enjoyable, broad viewers film,” she stated, Deadline reported. “We’re thrilled to collaborate with Joel, Doug, and this nice solid led by Jake Gyllenhaal, and for them to come back collectively to reimagine the basic MGM movie as an action-packed journey for our international viewers.”

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There’s not but an introduced date for the movie. 

The solid of Amazon’s “Highway Home” consists of Billy Magnussen, Daniela Melchior, Hannah Love Lanier, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Travis Van Winkle and Lukas Gage.

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