The Fall Guy, a big-screen adaptation of the 1980s adventure television series from Universal, stars Ryan Gosling and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Aaron Taylor-Johnson most recently appeared alongside Brad Pitt in the action film Bullet Train.
The action movie, which also features Emily Blunt, is being directed by David Leitch, who also made Bullet Train.
The television series Fall Guy, which starred Lee Majors as a Hollywood stuntman who also works as a bounty hunter to augment his income, was created by Glen A. Larson, a renowned TV producer whose credits include Battlestar Galactica and Magnum P.I. The program ran on ABC from 1981 through 1986.
The main production will do away with the side gig while preserving the name and stunts, and Ryan Gosling will portray a damaged and past-his-prime stuntman who finds himself back on a movie with the celebrity he previously worked with and who took his place. The star has since vanished, which is the issue.
Gosling is double for a movie star, who will be played by Taylor-Johnson. Blunt has already been cast in the role of a prosthetic makeup artist with love ties to our stuntman.
The story was penned by Drew Pearce.
Kelly McCormick and Leitch are the producers through their 87North shingle. Along with Guymon Casady of Entertainment 360, Gosling is also producing.
Pearce and Geoff Shaevitz will work together as executive producers.
Director of the production for Universal, the project is being directed by Tony Ducret, director of development, and Matt Reilly.
Recent film roles for Taylor-Johnson also include Tenet by Christopher Nolan and The Kings Man by Matthew Vaughn. In his upcoming movie, Kraven the Hunter, which is Sony’s interpretation of the iconic Spider-Man villain, the actor takes center stage. The movie is scheduled to premiere on October 6, 2023.