Release date, cast and more

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Ryan Gosling is back, baby, and so far his return has been… Well, I won’t lie, a little underwhelming. But fear not! For those not interested in the sequel to “The Gray Man” that Netflix may or may never make (it wouldn’t be the first time the company ordered a follow-up that never actually happened), Gos has also landed Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie “, a “Wolfman” remake with his “Blue Valentine” and “The Place Beyond the Pines” director Derek Cianfrance, and other exciting projects are lined up.

Another item on Gosling’s to-do list is “The Fall Guy,” a movie based on the TV series of the same name (which aired on ABC from 1981 to 1986) about Hollywood stunt performers who moonlight as bounty hunters. Fittingly, the film is helmed by stunt expert turned filmmaker David Leitch, director of “Deadpool 2” and most recently “Bullet Train.” Leitch is known for mixing action with humor in films that often focus on wacky anti-heroes, which is a little disconcerting since that description more or less sums up “The Gray Man.”

Perhaps Leitch will give Gosling the freedom to fully utilize his comedic skills like Shane Black did on “The Nice Guys”? That remains to be seen, but here’s everything we know for sure about “The Fall Guy” so far.

The Fall Guy release date and where to watch it

Universal Pictures has scheduled “The Fall Guy” to open exclusively in theaters on March 1, 2024, before hitting the home media market. It’s one of a handful of live-action films already slated to bow that month, with “A Quiet Place: Day One” and the untitled “Godzilla vs. Kong” sequel set to hit the big screen during of the following two weeks. March 2024 will then conclude with the animated “Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse,” making it quite a busy month for tentpoles of the franchise variety.

As for streaming, the fact that “The Fall Guy” is being distributed by Universal means that it will eventually be available to stream at no additional cost to Peacock subscribers. The box office performance will determine whether “The Fall Guy” quickly hits other video-on-demand services (namely Vudu) within a few weeks or just hangs out in theaters for a longer period of time.

The Fall Guy cast and crew

David Leitch will direct “The Fall Guy” and produce alongside Kelly McCormick through their 87North label, from a script by Drew Pearce. The latter, who is also an executive producer, has previously helped write “Iron Man 3” and “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”, in addition to writing “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” (which Leitch also has written). directed).

Plot details are under wraps for now, but there’s a reason why Ryan Gosling stars in the film as Colt Seavers, a stuntman – played by Lee Majors in the original TV show – who uses his stunt skills to take down bad guys while working with a sideshow as a bounty hunter (hey, in this day and age, who would not would benefit from a new job, right?). According to a report from Deadline, Emily Blunt is now signed on to play opposite Gosling in the film, presumably as Colt’s other stuntwoman Jody Banks (Heather Thomas’ role in the TV series) or similar.

As you’ve probably gathered before, I’m not a huge Leitch fan, but the prospect of a buddy action movie with Gosling and Blunt certainly has potential. Fingers crossed this movie will give us the next great A-lister/Gosling pairing.

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