Disney+ has released the official Stuntman trailer for their forthcoming documentary film, centering around professional Hollywood Stuntman, Eddie Braun. The video highlights Braun’s attempt to recreate his idol Evel Knievel’s infamous Canyon jump, a stunt that almost killed him in 1974. The docufilm will be available for streaming next Friday on July 23.
Millions have seen his work, but nobody has seen his face. From Director Kurt Mattila comes the visceral and inspirational film Stuntman. It follows professional Hollywood Stuntman Eddie Braun as he prepares and attempts the most dangerous stunt of his career. Contemplating retirement and having survived over three decades of hellacious car crashes, explosions, high falls, and death-defying leaps, Eddie Braun decides to finish out his career by recreating the infamous Snake River Canyon rocket jump, an audacious televised event that almost killed the man who inspired Eddie to become a professional stuntman: Evel Knievel. Eddie teams up with Scott Truax, the son of the NASA rocket scientist who built Evel’s original doomed rocket and together they hope to clear the canyon along with the Truax family name.
Check out the official trailer below:
Braun has worked as a stuntman in well over a hundred features such as Army of Darkness, Miss Congeniality 2, The Longest Yard, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Transformers, Rush Hour 3, Race to Witch Mountain, 2012, Knight and Day, The Town, The Green Hornet, The Avengers, R.I.P.D., and Horrible Bosses 2 as well as in TV shows like Sons of Anarchy, Parks and Recreation, Prison Break, and more.
Stuntman straddles the line between documentary and non-fiction action film, offering a rare look into the entertainment industry’s most dangerous and anonymous profession through the eyes of one of its renowned veterans as he risks his life for some of the biggest action stars in the world.
The documentary film is edited and directed by Kurt Mattila, with music by Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. It is executive produced by Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, and Brian Gewirtz from Seven Bucks Productions along with Kelly Knievel. Producers from Driven Pictures are Steven Golebiowski, Eddie Braun, and Kurt Mattila. Mattila also directed and edited the feature documentary.