Ryan Gosling’s Off the Rails in New “The Fall Guy” Trailer

There are few directors as perfectly suited to make a love letter to the stunt profession than David Leitch. The former stuntman and coordinator turned director of breathless action films like Bullet Train, Deadpool 2, and Atomic Blonde is the man behind The Fall Guy, a loose adaptation of the 1980s TV series of the same name, starring Ryan Gosling as stuntman Cole Seavers, a longtime professional at doing the impossible so a leading man can look like a superhero on screen. Yet in Leitch’s new film, Cole suddenly finds himself forced to play a real-life hero after the star of an upcoming movie goes missing. Universal has released a new trailer, revealing a bit more backstory to Leitch and Gosling’s action flick.

The film-within-a-film that centers The Fall Guy is directed by Jody Moreno (Emily Blunt), whom Cole has a massive crush on. Despite Jody’s insistence that they need to keep it professional, the two have enough chemistry to provide her film with all its pyrotechnics.

While Colt and Jody try to get on with the business of showbusiness, a problem arises on set—the star of her film (and the man Colt is doubling), Tom Ryder (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), goes missing—thus, Colt is deployed to track Tom down and save the film. The stuntman becomes the leading man. Insanity follows when Tom turns up dead, and Cole finds himself in the middle of an action movie with no safety harness, no wires, and very real danger.

Leitch directs from a script by Drew Pearce.

Joining Gosling, Blunt, and Taylor-Johnson are Hannah Waddingham, Winston Duke, Teresa Palmer, Stephanie Hsu, and Lee Majors.

Check out the trailer below. The Fall Guy arrives on May 3:

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Featured image: Ryan Gosling is Colt Seavers in THE FALL GUY, directed by David Leitch


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