The Fall Guy movie with Gosling and Blunt

This one looks fun. Gosling is really having another moment, huh?

Here’s the write-up from Universal:

He’s a stuntman, and like everyone in the stunt community, he gets blown up, shot, crashed, thrown through windows and dropped from the highest of heights, all for our entertainment. And now, fresh off an almost career-ending accident, this working-class hero has to track down a missing movie star, solve a conspiracy and try to win back the love of his life while still doing his day job. What could possibly go right?

From real life stunt man and director David Leitch, the blockbuster director of Bullet Train, Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde and Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw and the producer of John Wick, Nobody and Violent Night, comes his most personal film yet. A new hilarious, hard-driving, all-star apex-action thriller and love letter to action movies and the hard-working and under-appreciated crew of people who make them: The Fall Guy.

Oscar® nominee Ryan Gosling (Barbie, La La Land, Drive) stars as Colt Seavers, a battle-scarred stuntman who, having left the business a year earlier to focus on both his physical and mental health, is drafted back into service when the star of a mega-budget studio movie—being directed by his ex, Jody Moreno, played by Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt (Oppenheimer, A Quiet Place films, Sicario)—goes missing.

While the film’s ruthless producer (Emmy winner Hannah Waddingham; Ted Lasso), maneuvers to keep the disappearance of star Tom Ryder (Golden Globe winner Aaron Taylor-Johnson; Bullet Train) 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.

Inspired by the hit 1980s TV series, The Fall Guy also stars Winston Duke (Black Panther franchise) and Academy Award® nominee Stephanie Hsu (Everything Everywhere All at Once).

From a screenplay by Hobbs & Shaw screenwriter Drew Pearce, The Fall Guy is produced by Kelly McCormick (Bullet Train, Nobody, Atomic Blonde) and David Leitch for their company 87North, and by Ryan Gosling and by Guymon Casady (Game of Thrones, Steve Jobs and executive producer of the upcoming series Ripley) for Entertainment 360. The film is executive produced by Drew Pearce, Entertainment 360’s Geoff Shaevitz and the creator of the original Fall Guy television series, Glen A. Larson.

I legit thought this was about the game Fall Guys when I saw the thread title.

How the hell do you not use the Fall Guy theme for this? Even a modernized version?

Same, and I’m disappointed it isn’t.

Hey, as long as we’re strip mining the 80s for nostalgia projects, where’s my BJ and the Bear movie?

Be careful googling that.

Now I has a sad, because it occurs to me that there probably already is a … movie … based on that property. But I won’t be googling to verify.

Isn’t that like the exact plot of that Bullock and Tatum film?

Gosling as a Hollywood stunt driver has also been done.

I mean there is some similarities, but she was an author and Tatum was the cover model, and they were being forced to search for treasure. There as no murder mystery aspect, and the joke with Tatum was he was a useless pretty boy puppy dog.

But I can see how they pack a similar vibe.

As for this, it looks fun. The directors other work I did like, Bullet Train was an underrated and colorful adventure, and I have come around on Gosling over the last few years (he used to be generic pretty boy, but his run since Blade Runner 2049 has shown some real chops). Plus Emily Blunt. And since I love movies that really lean in to practical stunt work, being made by a former stunt guy should really deliver there.

Since it seems like a sequel to The Nice Guys isn’t going to happen, I’ll take it.

I mean, yeah, this point pretty much makes it a guaranteed watch for me, but the “buff dude who’s actually kind of useless goes out of his depth to impress a lady” plot feels like a retread.

seriously! I’ve got fucking Bon Jovi stuck in my head now! Screw this movie!

I remember really enjoying the Fall Guy TV show when I was kid, but I honestly can’t remember it hardly at all now. Oh hey, Justwatch says the show’s first 2 out of 5 seasons are on Prime Video. I might try watching an episode to see if it jogs any memories.

I’m pretty sure I still have part of the chorus memorized. Jump from a tall buidling, roll a brand new car. I’m the unknown stuntman that made Eastwood such a star. Just a great great 80’s tune. one of the top 5 and not even done by jan hammer

It introduced us to Heather Thomas and Markie Post, that’s all you gotta remember.

Heather along with Gabe Kaplan and Robert Conrad were MVPs of battle of the network stars. What a crazy time to be alive seeing that show.

I seem to remember Lynda Carter putting on a good show as well…

They should get meta with the sequel and have the next movie star Ryan Gosling’s stuntman from this movie looking for Gosling when he goes missing.

Where are the likes on this forum again? Heather Thomas was the prime Heather of the 80’s IMHO.

The theme song is a powerful ear worm.

I also had a soft spot for the show w/ Lee Majors, since I grew up a Six Million Dollar Man fan, had all the toys and everything.