EXCLUSIVE: Universal’s adaptation of the classic TV series The Fall Guy already had star power with Ryan Gosling and David Leitch and looks to be adding more with its latest A-lister. Sources tell Deadline that Emily Blunt is set to co-star opposite Gosling in Universal Pictures, 87North and Entertainment 360’s The Fall Guy, which now has a March 1, 2024 release date.
The feature film is inspired by the 1980s series of the same name and will be directed by Leitch, who is producing with partner Kelly McCormick via their 87North along with Guymon Casady, who will produce through Entertainment 360. Drew Pearce, who worked with Leitch on Universal’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, wrote the script and serves as executive producer.
Plot details are unknown at this time
Gosling will also produce. Geoff Shaevitz and original series creator Glen A. Larson will also executive produce. EVP Production Matt Reilly will oversee the project on behalf of Universal. Production for the film is set to begin in Australia this fall.
After action-heavy roles on films like Edge of Tomorrow and the A Quiet Place franchise, this pic gives Blunt another franchise-possible action pic she can sink her teeth into. The film also marks a reunion for Blunt and Universal after she recently wrapped production on the Christopher Nolan pic Oppenheimer, which also stars Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr. and Matt Damon. Blunt was recently seen in the Disney pic Jungle Cruise opposite Dwayne Johnson. She is currently filming the Netflix drama Pain Hustlers opposite Chris Evans.
Blunt is represented by CAA, The Artists Partnership in the UK and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern.
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