The love letter to Hollywood’s stuntmen hits theaters nationwide on February 28, 2024
Actors such as Tom Cruise, Keanu Reeves, and Jackie Chan have shown us the immense work and dedication that goes into each stunt that they perform. And yet, despite the recognition of the craft, public attention has been reserved for the big names. Unfortunately, for those who put their bodies on the line full-time, the stuntmen and the stuntwomen out there, they remain relegated to the sideline.
Now, what if the stuntman becomes the hero?
Brace yourselves for full-on action in theaters as Barbie’s Ryan Gosling and Oppenheimer’s Emily Blunt join forces in the upcoming action-comedy “The Fall Guy,” directed by David Leitch who previously helmed “Deadpool 2” and “Atomic Blonde.”
The jaw-dropping explosive action-comedy movie is a love letter to Hollywood’s stuntmen and its crew who create magic behind the cameras. “The Fall Guy” stars Gosling as Colt, a stuntman who’s serviced A-list star Tom Ryder (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) for years. He now works alongside his ex-girlfriend Jody Moreno (Blunt) in her directorial sci-fi movie debut where his stunt expertise is needed.
But when the movie’s main star, Tom disappears, Colt’s reel skills gets real when he’s tasked to find the missing actor in order to save Jody’s film. As Colt tracks Tom’s whereabouts, he takes an all-too-familiar route for real this time, from dodging bullets to speeding cars in order to help Jody bring her vision to the big screen.
The movie is a big-screen adaptation of the 80s classic action show of the same title. Director Leitch knows the genre all too well being a stunt performer in previous movies such as “Fight Club,” “Daredevil,” “Bourne Ultimatum” and the “Matrix” movies, making him the ideal helmer of “The Fall Guy.”
Gosling, from his appearance at CinemaCon earlier this year when they showed the film’s first footage mentioned that “In most films, the actors get all the credit, but the stunt performers do all the work, and that ends today.”
From Universal Pictures, “The Fall Guy” will open on February 28, 2024 in Philippine cinemas.
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