“The Fall Guy” is now landing in theaters on May 3, 2024, after “Deadpool 3” vacated the release slot amid the work stoppage caused by the recently ended SAG-AFTRA strike.
David Leitch’s action thriller, starring Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt, was originally set to release on March 1, 2024. Based on Glen A. Larson’s 1980s television series of the same name, the film stars Gosling as Colt, a stuntman on the hunt for a missing movie star he once doubled for. Blunt stars as Gosling’s director and ex-girlfriend Jody Moreno, while Aaron Taylor-Johnson plays AWOL star Tom Ryder.
Stephanie Hsu (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”), Winston Duke (“Black Panther”), Hannah Waddingham (“Ted Lasso”) and Teresa Palmer (“A Discovery of Witches”) round out the cast.
Disney previously announced that several films have been delayed due to the actors strike, including “Deadpool 3,” Marvel’s “Thunderbolts,” “Mufasa: The Lion King” and its “Blade” reboot. “Deadpool 3,” which was initially scheduled for a theatrical release in early May, has now been pushed back to July 26, 2024.
The original television series “The Fall Guy” ran on ABC from 1981 to 1986, and starred Lee Majors as Colt and Heather Thomas as Jody. The show followed Colt as a stuntman-by-day, bounty hunter-by-night, who used his skills in auto-stunts to capture criminals. Majors is set to make an appearance in the upcoming film.
Leitch’s “The Fall Guy” was written by Drew Pearce and produced by Leitch, Gosling, McCormick and Guymon Casady for Universal Pictures and 87North Productions. It was executive produced by Pearce, Larson, Peter Cramer, Cecil O’Connor, Matt Reilly and Geoff Shaevitz.