CONOR McGREGOR is set to make his film debut after being cast in a remake of a 1980s classic starring Patrick Swayze.
The UFC ace has been announced for an as-yet-unconfirmed role in the upcoming reimagining of ‘Road House.’
The Dubliner will star alongside movie star Jake Gyllenhaal, who will star in the picture which does not yet have a concrete release date.
The new version is produced by Amazon Prime and directed by Doug Liman, with the studio announcing McGregor’s casting on social media.
They said: “Fighting icon Conor McGregor is expanding his film career to join Jake Gyllenhaal in the reimagining of the beloved classic, Road House.”
McGregor hailed the cast but, in a statement to The Irish Sun, he was insisted that his focus on the fights remain unchanged.
A spokesperson for the 34-year-old said: “”Conor McGregor is thrilled to expand his legendary Hollywood career and join Jake Gyllenhaal in this reimagining of Relaya beloved classic.
“While fighting remains his primary focus, this is the start of another successful venture into the McGregor empire.
“He can’t wait to start filming.”
According to Deadline, he had met producer Joel Silver about starring in the project and had never seen the original film.
McGregor is moving to Hollywood as he continues his recovery from a horrific broken leg suffered last July.
The gnarly injury was sustained in a doctor stoppage loss to Dustin Poirier, with the American sealing a 2-1 win in the trilogy.
Although the Irishman has yet to fight since, he has been heavily linked with a blockbuster rematch with Floyd Mayweather.
The rivals fought back in 2017, with ‘Money’ ultimately winning by ten round TKO at the end of a remarkable feud.
On Wednesday, McGregor apparently teased the move into comedy in a happy birthday post to costar Dee Devlin.
Devlin recently turned 34, less than a month after McGregor did the same, with the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion celebrating with an Instagram post.
While the bulk of the post was about Dee, who he said was looking forward to getting married, he hinted at some “awesome news” to come.
He said, “No more living Don Juans for you all.” On this beautiful Tuesday!
“First day back to hunting after the long weekend! I continued to hunt throughout the weekend, but on my own.
“Lots of great news coming! See you tomorrow hahaha It’s my baby Dee’s birthday week too!
“Happy birthday my baby, daddy loves your bones. And the rest 😋❤️
“Kids love you, the world loves you baby, Dee D soon McG, can’t wait to marry you baby girl, keep shining, you are our shining light, my sunshine!
“The love of my life 😍❤️”