They might come from very totally different display screen worlds – Winston Duke is at the moment finest recognized for enjoying M’Baku in Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ (and is a profitable a part of sequel ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ which simply hit theaters), whereas British theatre actor Hannah Waddingham broke huge with TV’s ‘Ted Lasso’ – however the pair of performers are about to unite on ‘The Fall Guy’.
Stuntman-turned-expert motion director David Leitch (‘Bullet Train’, ‘Deadpool 2′) is behind the camera for the new movie, with Ryan Gosling, Emily Blunt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Stephanie Hsu in front of it.
And the concept itself was born from TV series.
Originally created by prolific TV producer Glen A. Larson (whose small screen factory also cranked out shows such as ‘Buck Rogers’, ‘Battlestar Galactica’ and ‘Knight Rider’), ‘The Fall Guy’ ran between 1981 and 1986, and starred Lee Majors as Colt Seavers.
When his film work begins to dry up, Seavers pivots to develop into a bounty hunter, utilizing all of the know-how he’s acquired to craft movie motion to trace down and defeat swindlers, thieves, bikers, conmen, fugitives, and corrupt officers utilizing his fists and his automobile expertise.
Majors starred alongside Douglas Barr and Heather Thomas as Colt’s colleagues Howie Munson and Jody Banks, who helped him out on his missions. Though the present was typically an enormous slab of ‘80s cheese TV, the concept clearly has legs, with at least two movies going through development
Word of Leitch and Gosling’s take first surfaced in 2020, then known as ‘Unknown Stuntman Movie’ and backing by way of Universal.
When Taylor-Johnson was solid, we obtained recent data as to the storyline for this one, which appears to be largely jettisoning the side-hustle a part of the unique present.
Gosling is enjoying the battered and past-his-prime stuntman who finds himself again on a film with a star he labored with way back and who changed him. The downside, nevertheless, is that the star is now lacking…
Taylor-Johnson would be the film star that Gosling is doubling, whereas Blunt is a prosthetic make-up artist that has a romantic previous with our hero. Hsu, on display screen this 12 months in ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ shall be a no-doubt harried assistant to Taylor-Johnson’s character.
Duke is on board to play one of the best buddy of Gosling’s character, whereas Waddingham will deliver all of her comedian and dramatic chops to the position of the film’s producer, seemingly none too joyful that her manufacturing goes off the rails.
Given Leitch’s expertise (and Gosling’s previous enjoying stuntmen in ‘Drive’ and ‘The Place Beyond The Pines’), we’d anticipate a humorous, action-packed film.
With a script from ‘Iron Man 3’s Drew Pearce and cameras rolling in Australia, ‘The Fall Guy’ is taking intention at a March 1st, 2024, launch.