Stuntman-turned-filmmaker David Leitch has put together quite the filmography over the past decade. His first directing gig was co-helming “John Wick” with Chad Stahelski before rattling off “Atomic Blonde, “Deadpool 2,” and “Hobbs & Shaw” in quick succession. Then came “Bullet Train” in 2022, an action romp starring Brad Pitt that, despite middling reviews, cements Leitch as one of Hollywood’s premier contemporary action directors.
So what does Leitch have in store for audiences next? How about something a little meta, considering his background? Inspired by the hit 1980s TV series, “The Fall Guy” is Leitch’s biggest movie yet, with Ryan Gosling starring as Colt Seavers, a retired stuntman thrust back into the movie business after the star of a mega-budget movie goes missing. What’s worse, Colt’s ex, Emily Blunt‘s Jody Moreno, helms the picture. As Gosling’s Colt Seavers risks life and limb on stunts, he tries to get back into Jody’s good graces, and slowly finds himself in an increasingly dangerous mystery about what really happened to the movie’s missing lead.
“The Fall Guy” also stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson as missing star Tom Ryder. Hannah Waddingham, Winston Duke, and Stephanie Hsu. Leitch directs a script by Drew Pearce, who wrote “Hobbs & Shaw” for the director. Leitch also co-produces “The Fall Guy” with Kelly McCormick through his company 87North. Gosling also co-produces through Entertainment 360 with Guyman Casady. Executive producers on “The Fall Guy” include Pearce, Geoff Shaevitz, and the original creator of the “Fall Guy” TV series, Glen A. Larson.
Check out the first trailer for “The Fall Guy” below. Leitch’s action thriller hits theaters everywhere on March 1, 2024.