Aaron Taylor-Johnson Joins Ryan Gosling for ‘The Fall Guy’ Remake

The ‘Kick-Ass’ actor will also star opposite Emily Blunt in the big screen adaptation of the 1980s TV show, which centers on a Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a bounty hunter.

AceShowbiz -Aaron Taylor-Johnson (previously Aaron Johnson) is to star in a new movie version of “The Fall Guy” alongside Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt. Director David Leitch is working on a big screen reimagining of the 1980s TV show which starred Lee Majors as a Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a bounty hunter and now it’s been revealed Aaron will be joining the cast alongside previously announced stars Emily and Ryan, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The project reunites Taylor-Johnson with his “Bullet Train” director Leitch. The publication reports Taylor-Johnson will play the movie star who Ryan’s stuntman character is doubling for with Emily playing a make-up artist who had been previously romantically involved with the stunt performer.

It’s believed the new movie will focus on the stunt man’s Hollywood life rather than his side hustle as a bounty hunter but there’s a twist as the stuntman hits a snag when his film star double goes missing. The film is said to be going into production in the coming weeks ahead of a planned March 2024 release date.

Drew Pearce, who worked with Leitch on the “Fast and Furious” spin-off “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw“, has written the script and serves as an executive producer on the flick while Gosling is also a producer on the project. The original series aired on ABC from 1981 to 1986 and featured Majors as a Hollywood stuntman who also works as a bounty hunter to make ends meet. Douglas Barr co-starred as his sidekick while Heather Thomas played a fellow stunt performer.

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