It looks like David Leitch‘s upcoming film The Fall Guy has added one more big addition to its cast. M’Baku actor Winston Duke has seemingly joined the Universal film that adapts the 1980s television series for a new generation. Ryan Gosling is set to spearhead the project, which has also added Emily Blunt, Stephanie Hsu, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
Unlike the original series, the script by Drew Pearce explores a stuntman past his prime, who ends up on a production with a star he once worked alongside. Yet, he suddenly disappears and unravels the story. The movie star in question will be portrayed by Taylor-Johnson with Duke set to play the best friend of the stuntman (Gosling).
Blunt has been added to the cast as a prosthetic makeup artist that also seemingly had a romantic history with the stuntman. The plot definitely sounds interesting and is a bit of a departure from the original where the stuntman acted as a hitman on the side. So, we’ll see how much of the original still makes it into the remake and what director Leitch has in store to make it stand out from an action standpoint.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter