One of the more interesting projects shaping up now in Hollywood is for The Fall Guy. While a remake doesn’t always inspire confidence, Ryan Gosling signing on as the star was a solid starting point. Plus, filmmaker David Leitch coming off of Bullet Train doesn’t hurt, either. Well, now Gosling has another co-star to play with, and it’s none other than Ted Lasso co-star Hannah Waddingham.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Waddingham is the newest addition to the cast of The Fall Guy. She not only joins lead Gosling, but Emily Blunt, Winston Duke, Stephanie Hsu, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Director Leitch has certainly arranged a top tier cast for this big screen take on the television show. As said in the report, the story has a curve, as well as reveals who will be playing who:
In a switch from the original 1980s show that starred Lee Majors, the story doesn’t focus on a stuntman with a side hustle as a bounty hunter. Instead, the script by Drew Pearce focuses on a battered and past-his-prime stuntman (Gosling) who finds himself back on a movie with the star (Taylor-Johnson) for whom he doubled long ago and who replaced him. The wrinkle, however, is that the star has gone missing. Waddingham will play the producer of the stunt-packed movie which is now in trouble. Duke is playing the stuntman’s best friend, Hsu is the movie star’s assistant while Blunt is cast as a prosthetic makeup artist that has a romantic past with the stuntman.