Inspired by the hit 1980s TV series of the same name, the film has Gosling playing a battle-scarred stuntman who finds himself back in the business a year after leaving to focus on both his physical and mental health. He is drafted back into service when the star of a mega-budget studio movie – being directed by his ex, Jody Moreno (played by Emily Blunt) – goes missing.
While the film’s ruthless producer (Ted Lasso Emmy winner Hannah Waddingham), manoeuvres to keep the disappearance of star Tom Ryder (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) a secret from the studio and the media, Colt performs the film’s most outrageous stunts while trying (with limited success) to charm his way back into Jody’s good graces. But as the mystery around the missing star deepens, Colt will find himself ensnared in a sinister, criminal plot that will push him to the edge of a fall more dangerous than any stunt.
The film is directed by David Leitch, the action-focused helmer whose credits include Bullet Train, Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde and Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. The screenplay was written by Drew Pearce, who penned Leitch’s Hobbs & Shaw and whose credits include Iron Man 3 and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.
Our Sydney-based readership will be able to spot some well-known locations in the trailer. The film was shot in a number of different areas around the NSW city, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Disney Studios at Moore Park, and Goulburn Street.
The Fall Guy will be in Australian cinemas on February 29th and U.S. cinemas on March 1st, 2024.