Hannah Waddingham, a tough-as-nails broke but complicated football club owner Ted Lasso, Ryan Gosling has joined the high-flying cast of his adventure feature, The Fall Guy.
The actress joins Emily Blunt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Stephanie Hsu and Winston Duke on the call sheet for the Universal film, which is inspired by the 1980s television series. Bullet train Director David Leech is helming this adventure extravaganza, which is currently shooting in Australia.
In a switch from the original 1980 show starring Lee Majors, the story doesn’t focus on a stuntman with a side hustle as a bounty hunter. Instead, Drew Pearce’s script focuses on a battered and past-his-prime stuntman (Gosling) who returns in a film with a star (Taylor-Johnson) whom he doubled and replaced long ago. The wrinkle, however, is that the star is missing.
Waddingham will play the producer of the action-packed film, which is now in trouble.
Duke plays the stuntman’s best friend, Hsu plays the movie star’s assistant, and Blunt plays a prosthetic makeup artist with a romantic past with the stuntman.
Kelly McCormick and Leach are producing through their 87North shingle. Gosling is also producing, as is Entertainment 360’s Gaiman Cassady.
Pierce will executive produce alongside Geoff Shavitz. Executive vp production Matt Reilly and director of development Tony Duckret are overseeing the project on behalf of Universal.
Waddingham earned two Emmy nominations for her role as Rebecca Welton, the owner of a football club who is coached by Jason Sudeikis’ lasso. The role won her two Critics’ Choice Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble.
The actress has appeared in London’s West End and was on Netflix Sex educationRecently joined the all-star voice cast Garfieldand was seen in Hocus Pocus 2It’s the biggest movie on Disney+.
She is represented in the UK by CAA, Atlas Artists and Creative Artists Management.