Two-time Oscar nominee, Ryan Gosling, has signed on to star in an untitled stuntman drama from Deadpool 2 director David Leitch. After a heated public sale, the film has now landed at Common Footage, with the studio reportedly beating out Netflix, MGM, Sony and Lionsgate.
Leitch is teaming up as soon as once more with screenwriter Drew Pearce for the Ryan Gosling Stuntman Drama, with the pair having not too long ago labored collectively on the action-packed Quick and Livid spin-off, Quick & Livid: Hobbs & Shaw. Gosling will produce the venture alongside Leitch and his 87North companion Kelly McCormick, in addition to Guymon Casady of Leisure 360, which is the content material arm of Administration 360.
Not a lot is but recognized in regards to the venture apart from the plot’s deal with a stuntman, with the film believed to be in the identical vein because the 1980s tv collection, The Fall Man, if not the truth is an outright adaptation. For these unaware, The Fall Man follows Hollywood stuntman, Colt Seavers, who makes further money by moonlighting as a bounty hunter when film stunt work runs low. Utilizing his rough-and-tumble abilities to trace and seize bail jumpers, Seavers is helped on his bounty searching adventures by his youthful cousin, Howie, and Jody, a phenomenal stunt colleague. The present ran from 1981 to 1986 and starred Lee Majors as Colt Seavers.
Whether or not the Gosling-Leitch venture is expounded to The Fall Man or not stays to be seen, however with the urge for food for 80s reboots at an all-time excessive, and with The Fall Man’s pleasant idea ripe for an motion film replace, even a free adaptation fronted by Gosling and helmed by David Leitch makes a number of sense.
In any case, the venture is probably going a really private one for Leitch, who labored as a former stuntman himself earlier than shifting into directing. He and fellow stuntman Chad Stahelski teamed as much as co-direct the primary John Wick again in 2014, and since then each of their filmmaking careers have taken off. Leitch helmed the wonderful 80s-set spy thriller, Atomic Blonde, with Charlize Theron earlier than shifting into the comedian guide style for stellar sequel, Deadpool 2. Leitch’s most up-to-date foray into the motion film world noticed the director working with style icons Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham in Quick & Livid: Hobbs & Shaw. The spin-off was an enormous monetary success, with a sequel shortly confirmed.
Gosling in the meantime is not any stranger to taking part in a stuntman, with the actor having already performed related roles first in director Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive in 2011, after which a 12 months later in 2012’s The Place Past the Pines. The previous noticed Gosling’s stuntman moonlighting as a getaway driver, whereas the latter noticed Gosling as a stunt rider who’s foray into theft units him on a collision course with a police officer.
Apart from teaming up for this stuntman film, each Leitch and Gosling have a number of intriguing tasks on the horizon. Leitch is at present prepping the motion film Bullet Practice starring Brad Pitt and Joey King, in addition to engaged on the motion drama The Division with Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal, whereas Gosling is ready to star reverse Marvel star Chris Evans in Netflix’s The Grey Man, and as Wolfman for director Leigh Whannell. This information involves us courtesy of Deadline.