Emily Blunt is joining Ryan Gosling for the upcoming film, The Fall Guy. The new movie, which is inspired by the 1980s television series of the same name, will be directed by David Leitch.
The original series aired on ABC from 1981 to 1986. It featured Lee Majors as a Hollywood stunt man who also works as a bounty hunter to make ends meet. Douglas Barr co-starred as his sidekick while Heather Thomas played a fellow stunt performer.
Emily Blunt has made it no secret that she enjoys playing adventurous roles and enjoys a “leap into the unknown” when she takes on a part.
Reflecting on her performance as botanist Lily Houghton in the film Jungle Cruise, the star said: “I don’t think I’m nearly as adventurous-spirited as Lily is, but I do love the leap in the unknown. I really do – I love it about every choice I make,” Blunt continues. “I just like to do stuff that moves me. So that hopeful spirit she has was close to home. I loved it. I understood it.”
When it comes to this new take on The Fall Guy not too many details are known yet. But the film is set to be released in March 2024, so more details should be surfacing soon.
In addition to directing, David Leitch is also producing the film with partner Kelly McCormick for their 87North banner. Gosling is also a producer on the project. And Drew Pearce, who worked with Leitch on the Fast and Furious spin-off Hobbs and Shaw, has written the script and serves as an executive producer on the flick.