The Fall Guy has everything, including a new TV spot that was shared by Universal Pictures during the Super Bowl. The film’s official synopsis reads:
“He’s a stuntman, and like everyone in the stunt community, he gets blown up, shot, crashed, thrown through windows and dropped from the highest of heights, all for our entertainment. And now, fresh off an almost career-ending accident, this working-class hero has to track down a missing movie star, solve a conspiracy and try to win back the love of his life while still doing his day job. What could possibly go right? “
From real life stunt man and director David Leitch comes a new hilarious, hard-driving, all-star apex-action thriller and love letter to action movies and the hard-working and under-appreciated crew of people who make them: The Fall Guy. Starring Ryan Gosling as Colt Seavers, a battle-scarred stuntman who, having left the business a year earlier to focus on both his physical and mental health, is drafted back into service when the star of a mega-budget studio movie being directed by his ex, Jody Moreno played by Emily Blunt, goes missing.
While the film’s producer played by Hannah Waddingham desperately tries to keep the disappearance of Tom Ryder, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, a secret from the studio and the media, Colt performs the film’s most outrageous stunts while trying to charm his way back into Jody’s good graces. As the mystery around Ryder’s disappearance deepens, Colt finds himself caught in a sinister, criminal plot.
The Fall Guy is inspired by the hit 1980s TV series and also stars Winston Duke and Stephanie Hsu.
The film’s screenplay is written by Drew Pearce and produced by Kelly McCormick and Leitch for their company 87North, and by Gosling and by Guymon Casady for Entertainment 360. The film is executive produced by Pearce, Entertainment 360’s Geoff Shaevitz and the creator of the original Fall Guy television series, Glen A. Larson.
The Fall Guy releases in theaters May 3.