The Fall Guy, a Universals stuntman drama set up by David Leitch in Australia, will employ over 1,000 Aussie crew and 3,000 extras, according to Variety. The film will also highlight Sydney landscapes and studio facilities. The project previously involved Dwayne Johnson and McG.
The project has received funding from the Australian government. Both the federal government and the New South Wales state authorities will provide $21.1 million and $10.2 million respectively. Federal Minister of Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities, and the Arts, Paul Fletcher, said the production is expected to increase the amount of $170 million in the economy.
The Fall Guy is down under with $30 million (211.1 million) in support of our highly successful Location Incentive, which will employ over 1,000 Australian cast and crew, and more than 3,015 extras.
The Fall Guy was created by Glen A. Larson and stars Lee Majors as a Hollywood stuntman who has a side hustle as a bounty hunter to make ends meet.
This is not the first time that Gosling will play a Hollywood stuntman in a film; the actor previously played the Driver in the cult hit Drive. This brings Leitch back to the horizon, when he was first seen as a stunt double and stunt coordinator, before co-directing the first John Wick film. He followed up with major franchise costs such as Deadpool 2 and Hobbs & Shaw.
Drive spawned as a gateway into more artistic territory for Gosling, a former child star who had previously made hits such as Crazy, Stupid, Love, and La La Land, despite stellar reviews. He will next be seen as the lead in director Joe Russo and Anthony Russo''s film The Gray Man, which is expected to be released on Netflix in July. In the spy thriller, Gosling will be joined alongside Chris Evans.
Hell follow-up with probably the role that he was born to play: Ken in a live-action Barbie film directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Margot Robbie in the titular role. Bullet Train, a stylish action thriller, is expected to launch in August. Stay tuned to Collider for more updates.
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