The trailer for The Fall Guy reveals a closer look at the new action-thriller from director David Leitch, starring Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt.
The trailer for The Fall Guy offers a closer look at the new action-thriller. The movie, which is based on the Lee Majors show of the same name that ran from 1981 through 1986, follows an aging stuntman who becomes embroiled in a mystery when the star he’s doubling mysteriously disappears. Helmed by Deadpool 2 and Bullet Train director David Leitch, The Fall Guy boasts a cast that includes Ryan Gosling, Emily Blunt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Stephanie Hsu, Winston Duke, Hannah Waddingham, and Teresa Palmer.
The trailer has been unveiled by Universal nearly four full months before the Fall Guy release date in 2024. See it below:
It opens on a dangerous car stunt that Gosling’s stuntman character Colt performs. Jody (Emily Blunt), his ex and the movie’s director, is initially impressed before realizing who the stunt performer is. This kicks off a possible enemies-to-lovers storyline before the action plot kicks in and Colt is drawn into an undercover mission to rescue the missing star Tom Ryder (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). A new poster for The Fall Guy was also released and can be seen below:
What The Fall Guy Trailer Reveals About The New Ryan Gosling Action Movie
“I’m not the hero, I’m just the double,” insists Colt at the beginning of his epic journey. This showcases the fact that he’s the latest reluctant hero Gosling has brought to the screen. His new character seems caught somewhere between the gritty gravitas of his superspy character Six in Netflix’s The Gray Man and the bumbling charm of his down-on-his-luck detective Holland March in the 2016 movie The Nice Guys.
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Because of his character’s fallibility, the movie is able to showcase the comic tone that Leitch has presented in many of his previous action films. However, while Colt is in over his head, that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t pull off some impressive stunts both on and off camera. In between his clumsy detective work, he does some impressive – in his own words – “Jason Bourne s–t.”
Leitch, who is himself a former stunt performer, is no stranger to high-octane action. While his franchise movies, such as Deadpool 2 and Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, tend to perform better at the box office than his non-franchise movies (Atomic Blonde and Bullet Train), he may just reverse that trend. The Fall Guy cast is led by a pair of well-matched A-listers. With the movie’s IP connection and those stars, Leitch could have a legitimate hit on his hands if the movie lives up to the trailer’s promise of action blockbuster thrills.