The action and adventure project, The Fall Guy from the director David Leitch (Atomic Blonde, Deaddpool 2, Bullet Train), the screenwriter Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw) y Universal Picturesthe marketing campaign begins with the first official looks in images of its protagonists Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place, The English) y Ryan Gosling (Barbie, The Gray Man), in addition to taking us to the action in the filming carried out in Australia, with glimpses on location.
The film is inspired by the 1980s television series – of which Leitch declares himself a huge fan – although it will have a twist. Unlike the show, the story does not center on a stuntman with a side job as a bounty hunter. We tell you.
Pearce’s script focuses on Colt Seavers (Gosling) a battered, old-fashioned stuntman (Gosling) who finds himself back in a movie with star, Tom Ryder (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) of whom he was a stuntman a long time ago. The problem, however, is that the star has disappeared. The film’s producer, played by Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso), believes Colt can help find the missing actor. Colt accepts the deal because he needs money and because the director of the film is none other than his ex-girlfriend, Jody Moreno, played by Bluntwho receives her big opportunity as director of this ridiculous and extravagant science fiction western, and who will not be very happy to see him on set, after their breakup as a couple.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Leitch shares that his goal was to pay tribute to stuntmen who risk their lives to entertain the audience (Leitch was a stunt double for actors like Matt Damon and Brad Pitt):
“The consequences are real, a thousand percent. Obviously, in modern cinema we use CGI and we use it liberally. But when we were making a love letter to the stuntmen and the blue-collar teams that make these films come to life, we explored doing drop-shots. old school on airbags, jumping a car as far as we could and rolling a car as many times as we could.”
“[Gosling] He has done action, he has done romance, he has done comedy, but this film allowed him to do it all. The teams of specialists with whom [Gosling] has worked and that I have created, we are not tired. We don’t say, ‘Oh, we didn’t get the credit…’ We love making movies. “I just wanted to bring a specialist like that to life and I wanted to find a real motivation for this character in the love story.”
The medium shares the first images of the film available at the end of this note.
The rest of the main cast is made up of Stephanie Hsu (Everything Everywhere All at Once) plays the assistant of the film’s star, and Winston Duke (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) plays Gosling’s best friend.
Kelly McCormick and Leitch produce with their company 87North, Gosling is another producer, along with Guymon Casady of Entertainment 360. Pearce is the executive producer with Geoff Shaevitz.
The movie will be released in theaters March 1, 2024.