The Fall Guy

The Fall Guy

(2024)

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Synopsis

A washed up stuntman gets a second chance to prove himself when his co-star goes missing

Colt Seavers, a washed up stuntman, is thrown a lifeline by his ex-girlfriend when she hires him to double for a bigshot star in her debut film. But when the star goes missing, Colt seizes the opportunity to try and right some wrongs of the past.

What to know

Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt star in Universal’s action-comedy reboot of 1980s series

The Fall Guy is an upcoming action-comedy produced by Universal Pictures. The film is directed by David Leitch, who is an ex-stuntman, is known for his work on John Wick, Atomic Blonde, and Deadpool 2. The screenplay is written by Drew Pearce, who worked alongside Leitch on the 2019 Fast and Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw. The story is based on the 1980s ABC television series of the same name created by Glen A Larson.

The Fall Guy stars Ryan Gosling (Barbie, La La Land) as Colt Seavers, a stuntman in decline. He is joined by Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place) as a film director and Colt’s ex girlfriend, Jody, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as the missing film star, Winston Duke as Colt’s best friend, Stephanie Hsu (Everything, Everywhere, All at Once) as a personal assistant, and Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso) as a producer. Lee Majors, who starred as Colt in the original TV series, also appears in the film.

Production News

  • July 1, 2010
    • The LA Times report that DreamWorks is developing a film based on the 1980s series The Fall Guy. (Source: LA Times)
  • September 23, 2020
    • Deadline report that Universal has picked up a stuntman film, which is set to be directed by ex-stuntman David Leitch, scripted by Drew Pearce, and to star Ryan Gosling. (Source: Deadline)
  • August 12, 2022
    • Emily Blunt is confirmed as a co-star alongside Ryan Gosling in The Fall Guy as Gosling’s ex girlfriend and the director of the film he’s hired to work on. The release date is set for March 1, 2024. (Source: Deadline)
  • October 28, 2022
    • Aaron Taylor-Johnson joins the cast of The Fall Guy as a film star who goes missing. (Source: Deadline)
  • October 31, 2022
    • Stephanie Hsu is reported to have joined the cast of The Fall Guy as the assistant to the film star who goes missing. (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)
  • November 2, 2023
    • A trailer for The Fall Guy is released, showing Ryan Gosling in all his '80s stuntman glory trying to win back his ex and solve an increasingly sinister mystery. (Source: YouTube)
  • November 14, 2023
    • Universal Pictures push the release date of The Fall Guy back to May 2, 2024. (Source: Deadline)
  • February 11, 2024
    • During the Super Bowl, Universal released a trailer for The Fall Guy, revealing an over the top 80s-style action film with plenty of laughs. (Source: Deadline)

Genres

Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Thriller

Runtime

1h 54min

Production country

United States

Director

David Leitch

Cast

Ryan Gosling
Colt Seavers
Emily Blunt
Jody Moreno
Winston Duke
Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Tom Ryder
Hannah Waddingham
Gail
Stephanie Hsu
Teresa Palmer
Lee Majors