We’ve seen that David Leitch’s past experience as a Hollywood stuntman has led to some incredible action flicks that he’s directed, such as Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde, and Bullet Train. But it makes the most sense that Leitch would want to take on a big screen version of The Fall Guy, as it centers on a stuntman who goes to some crazy lengths to solve the mystery of an actor’s sudden disappearance.
In the new trailer for The Fall Guy, we see some of Leitch’s stunt experience come into play. Ryan Gosling plays Colt, in the role made famous by Lee Majors in the 1980 TV series. Gosling soars through the air and gets behind the wheel for a crash course in action, led by Leitch and a bunch of veteran pros. Also in the cast is Emily Blunt as Jody, Colt’s former lover and a movie director on her first movie. Aaron Taylor-Johnson plays the actor in Jody’s movie who goes missing.
Winston Duke, Stephanie Hsu, Hannah Waddingham, and Teresa Palmer are also in the cast, with Majors himself expected to have a cameo. He damn well better!
Here is the synopsis: 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?
The Fall Guy opens in theaters on March 1st 2024.