After the exploit of Deadpool and the upcoming Bullet Train, which in the world has already exceeded 100 million dollars and will be released in Italy on August 25, director David Leitch is currently developing a film adaptation of the TV series The Fall Guy released in Italy with the title Danger Profession. Ryan Gosling will play the role that was of Lee Majors, at the time returning from the success of the TV series The six million dollar manand now we learn from the Deadline website that it will be Emily Blunt who will take on the role of the female lead.
There are no plot details for the film, but the original series, which aired from 1981 to 1986, was created by Glen A. Larson and starred Lee Majors as Colt Seavers, a Hollywood stuntman and bounty hunter using his abilities to track down and capture those who had violated the bonds of bail. Colt is aided by his cousin Howie (Douglas Barr) who is learning the profession of stuntman, and by Jody, a beautiful fellow stuntwoman, who is supposed to be the role that Blunt will play. Initially, TV executives were wary of making a TV series about a stuntman who makes ends meet as a private investigator. They changed their minds when they heard a demo of Lee Majors singing “The Unknown Stuntman”. Majors said he began his acting career by dating stuntmen and occasionally working in this capacity. The TV series spawned a board game, a comic book adaptation drawn by Jim Baikie, and a home computer video game of the same name released in 1984.
Before Ryan Gosling vying for the lead role was Dwayne Johnson with director McG in talks to direct, but that project didn’t go through. Universal Pictures has set the release date for “The Fall Guy” for March 1, 2024.
The agenda of the busy Ryan Gosling also includes the role of Ken in the live-action Barbie film and starring roles in the horror remake Wolfman and in yellow The Actor in which he plays New York actor Paul Cole who, after being beaten and left for dead in Ohio in the 1950s, loses his memory and finds himself stuck in a mysterious town where he struggles to return home and reclaim what he lost. Gosling’s name is also linked to science fiction drama Project Hail Mary in which the actor will play an astronaut who tries to save the Earth while he finds himself alone in space. The film is the adaptation of the hugely successful book (and audiobook) of the same name by Andy Weir, also author of the novel The man from Mars (The Martian) from which Ridley Scott made the film Survivor – The Martian starring Matt Damon.
The Deadline site announces new additions to the horror comedy cast Lisa Frankenstein which will be directed by actress and director Zelda Williams, in her second feature film after her debut with the horror comedy Kappa Kappa Die. The film is written by Diablo Cody on his third horror after Jennifer’s Body and an uncredited rewrite of the remake The House by Fede Álvarez.
The actress Carla Gugino (Hill House, Gerald’s Game) is the latest addition to the cast alongside Liza Soberano (As You Are), Joe Chrest (Stranger Things) and Henry Eikenberry (Euphoria). The newcomers go to join the already confirmed Kathryn Newton (Freaky) and Cole Sprouse (Riverdale).
Set in 1989, Lisa Frankenstein follows “an unpopular high school student (Newton) who accidentally revives a handsome Victorian corpse (Sprouse) during a thunderstorm and starts rebuilding it to make him the man of her dreams, using the broken tanning bed in his garage. “.
The roles of the newcomers have not been revealed, but we do know that Joe Chrest (pictured above) will play Dale, the father of the protagonist Lisa. The film is currently shooting in New Orleans.
We will also see Carla Gugino in two new TV series, both in post-production phase: the crime thriller Leopard Skin focuses on members of a criminal gang fleeing a failed jewelry theft, forced to hide on a beach estate where two women live in isolation and where they will face a crescendo of tension, secrets, betrayals and desires. Gugino is also in the cast of The Fall of the House of Ushera TV miniseries inspired by the famous story “The Usher’s House” by Edgar Allan Poe.