For the film about a Hollywood stuntman, Emily Blunt and Aaron Taylor-Johnson have already signed on.
In The Fall Guy, Universal’s big-screen adaptation of the 1980s adventure television series, Stephanie Hsu, who made a breakthrough performance as Michelle Yeoh’s daughter in Everything Everywhere All at Once, co-stars with Ryan Gosling.
David Leitch, the filmmaker of Bullet Train, is directing the action movie, which already has Emily Blunt and Aaron Taylor-Johnson on the call sheet.
Unlike the original Lee Majors-starring program from the 1980s, this one doesn’t center on a stuntman who also works as a bounty hunter. Instead, the Drew Pearce-penned narrative centers on a wounded and past-his-prime stuntman (Gosling) who unexpectedly finds himself back on a film with the star he doubled for years ago and who later replaced him. The star has vanished, though, which is the wrinkle.
Taylor Johnson’s role as the movie star’s assistant will be performed by Hsu. (Blunt is a prosthetic makeup artist who has dated the stuntman in the past.)
Kelly McCormick and Leitch are producing under their 87North label. Along with Entertainment 360’s Guymon Casady, Gosling is also producing.
Vice President of Production for Universal, Matt Reilly, and Tony Ducret, director of development, are in charge of the project.
Hollywood is well into the autumn award season, and Hsu’s two parts in the critically praised Everything Everywhere are stirring up Oscar talk. Hsu, who played a disobedient daughter looking for acceptance opposite Yeoh’s role, was one of the movie’s throbbing hearts. The daughter also has a wicked form that is hell-bent on obliterating time-and-space continuums.
Hsu gained notoriety with Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, for which the cast and her shared the best ensemble in a comedy series SAG Award in 2020.
Next up is a lead part in Poker Face, a Peacock anthology series, and an unnamed Adele Lim comedy to be released by Lionsgate. She will also co-star with Michelle Yeoh in the Disney+ series American Born Chinese.
Ziffren Brittenham, Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment, and CAA all represent Hsu.