Ryan Gosling is perhaps best known for his portrayal of the anonymous stuntman in Nicolas Winding Refn’s violent crime film Drive. He once again plunges into the dangerous life of a stuntman, but this time he has a name: Colt Seavers. Universal unveiled the first footage from the long-in-development The Fall Guy movie at CinemaCon 2023.
Based on the 1980s TV show of the same name, Gosling stars as Colt, a former stuntman who quit the job after breaking his back. Colt leads a kind of aimless life as a valet, and we see him doing stunts in one of the cars he’s supposed to park. He’s called to join the space opera movie his ex Gail (Emily Blunt) is directing.
The film’s star, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, goes missing. If they don’t find him, he’ll probably lose his chance to lead ever again. And so, Colt searches for the star in his spare time while he, too, does stunts for the movie. Along the way, people try to stop the search for him in the deadliest way possible. Everything seems to be set in the 80s.
The Fall Guy has been in development in one form or another since 2010, but this version came together in recent years, bringing in Gosling, Blunt, and Taylor-Johnson, as well as Stephanie Hsu (Shang-Chi) and Winston Duke. (Black Panther). David Leitch (John Wick, Deadpool 2) is getting back to his roots as a stuntman while directing this movie, so we can probably expect some slick, efficient, and intense action.
The Fall Guy will be released in March 2024.
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