Emily Blunt has officially joined the cast of the upcoming adaptation of the classic TV series The Fall Guy.
Blunt will co-star alongside Ryan Gosling, with director David Leitch also already attached to the project in a directorial role. The film is currently slated to premiere on Friday, March 1, 2024, with Universal Pictures planning for a wide release of the film. No other roles have been announced as of yet, but prior reports on the film suggest that Universal is still looking to bolster 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 stunt man who moonlights as a bounty hunter.
The series focused on Seavers as he utilized his stunt background to capture all types of fugitives and criminals. In the television series, he was accompanied by his cousin and stuntman-in-training Howie Munson and a fellow stuntwoman named Jody Banks.
The original The Fall Guy premiered in November 1981, running for 5 seasons and more than 100 episodes before ending in May 1986. The upcoming film will be produced by Kelly McCormick (Bullet Train, Nobody, 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 executive produced by Drew Pearce, Geoff Shaevitz, and by the creator of the original Fall Guy television series, Glen A. Larson.