Kids from the 80s will remember The Fall Guy. The action series starring Lee Majors revolved around a stuntman/investigator who dabbled in crime fighting off camera. Now that story is remade with Ryan Gosling in the lead with The Fall Guy trailer revealing what audiences can expect.
He’s a stuntman, and like everyone in the stunt community, he gets blown up, shot, crashed, thrown through windows and dropped from the highest of heights, all for our entertainment. And now, fresh off an almost career-ending accident, this working-class hero has to track down a missing movie star, solve a conspiracy and try to win back the love of his life while still doing his day job. What could possibly go right?
Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling (Barbie, La La Land, Drive) stars as Colt Seavers, a battle-scarred stuntman who, having left the business a year earlier to focus on both his physical and mental health, is drafted back into service when the star of a mega-budget studio movie—being directed by his ex, Jody Moreno, played by Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt (Oppenheimer, A Quiet Place films, Sicario)—goes missing.
While the film’s ruthless producer (Emmy winner Hannah Waddingham; Ted Lasso), manoeuvres to keep the disappearance of star Tom Ryder (Golden Globe winner Aaron Taylor-Johnson; Bullet Train) a secret from the studio and the media, Colt performs the film’s most outrageous stunts while trying (with limited success) to charm his way back into Jody’s good graces. But as the mystery around the missing star deepens, Colt will find himself ensnared in a sinister, criminal plot that will push him to the edge of a fall more dangerous than any stunt.
Directed by real life stuntman and director David Leitch (Bullet Train, Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde), the film also stars Winston Duke and Stephanie Hsu. The Universal Pictures film is set to arrive in cinemas in March 2024. Check out the trailer for The Fall Guy below.
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