Emily Blunt has officially joined the cast of the upcoming adaptation of the classic TV series The fall guy.
Blunt will star alongside Ryan Gosling, with director David Leitch also already attached to the project in a directorial role. The film is currently scheduled for release on Friday, March 1, 2024, with Universal Pictures planning a wide release of the film. No other roles have been announced yet, but previous reports about the film suggest that Universal is still looking to strengthen the cast.
Currently, plot details for the film are unknown, although the series the film will be based on centers around Colt Seavers, a Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a bounty hunter.
The series focused on Seavers as he used his stunt background to catch all types of fugitives and criminals. In the TV series, he was accompanied by his cousin and stuntman-in-training Howie Munson and another stuntwoman named Jody Banks.
The original The fall guy premiered in November 1981, ran for 5 seasons and more than 100 episodes before ending in May 1986. The upcoming film will be produced by Kelly McCormick (Bullet train, None, Atomic blonde) and David Leitch for their company 87North, by Ryan Gosling, and by Guymon Casady (Game of Thrones, Steve Jobs) for Entertainment 360. The film is produced by Drew Pearce, Geoff Shaevitz and by the creator of the original Fall Guy television series, Glen A. Larson.