Get your first look at this action-packed revival of the fondly-remembered 1980s TV show, The Fall Guy.
We briefly got to see Ryan Gosling play a stunt driver over a decade ago in the excellent 2011 flick, Drive.
Now, with the trailer having landed for next year’s The Fall Guy, it looks like we’ll be seeing him do lots and lots of stunt work as he portrays TV’s most famous fictional stuntman in a big screen reimagining of The Fall Guy, the 1980s television show that starred The Six Million Dollar Man himself, Lee Majors.
The show, which heralded from small-screen producing legend Glen A Larson (Battlestar Galactica, Knight Rider) followed Majors’ stuntman, the impressively-named Colt Seavers, as he worked in the movie business as a stuntman by day while getting embroiled in off-screen adventures by night as he pursued bail jumpers.
Most importantly, we’re happy to report that the character’s amazing name has survived the leap to the big screen and is fully intact. So crucial is this news that we’ve devoted a whole paragraph to expressing our relief that this is the case.
Emily Blunt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Stephanie Hsu, Winston Duke and Hannah Waddingham co-star in the film which comes from Bullet Train director David Leitch.
With the trailer for the Universal Pictures film having now launched, it looks like we’ll be getting a pretty heavy focus on the world of stunt performing as Gosling’s Colt Seavers being a battle-scarred take on the stuntman. Here’s a synopsis:
‘Having left the business a year earlier to focus on both his physical and mental health, [Colt] is soon drafted back into service when the star of a mega-budget studio movie goes missing, a film being directed by his ex, Jody Moreno (Blunt). While the film’s ruthless producer (Waddingham), tries to keep the disappearance of star Tom Ryder (Taylor-Johnson) a secret from the studio and the media, Colt performs the film’s most outrageous stunts while trying to charm his way back into Jody’s good graces.’
While we’ve only seen the trailer so far, the tone of the film certainly looks to be in the same jokey/action formula as Bullet Train. This time, however, we imagine that Leitch will be drawing heavily on his extensive background as a stunt performer to shed some light on what it’s like to be the anonymous ‘fall guy’ who takes all the risks while somebody else gets all of the credit.
The film is set to release on 1st March. Here’s that trailer below.
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