Date: 18th May 2022
The La La Land actor Ryan Gosling is tipped to star in "The Fall Guy", a feature film adaptation of the iconic 1980s TV series, that will shoot in Sydney, Australia.
The original series, which ran 1981-1986, was created by Glen A. Larson and starred Lee Majors as a Hollywood stunt man. To make ends meet, he has a side hustle as a bounty hunter.
The production will receive $30 million grant as part of the federal government's Location Incentive Program and is expected to shoot in Sydney and rural NSW, with an additional $15 million to be provided by the NSW government.
No writer or director is yet attached. Gosling is currently starring alongside Margot Robbie in "Barbie" and has both "Wolfman" and "The Actor" in pre-production so dates for filming on "The Fall Guy" are unclear.
Federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, Paul Fletcher, said the production is expected to inject more than A$244 million ($171 million) into the Australian economy.
“We are pleased to welcome ‘The Fall Guy’ down under with $30 million ($21.1 million) in support from our highly successful Location Incentive, with the production to employ over 1,000 Australian cast and crew, and more than 3,015 Australian extras,” Fletcher said in a statement.
“The Fall Guy” is partly set in a film studio and presents a unique opportunity to showcase Sydney’s landscape and film studio facilities to international audiences. Fletcher said that the production will also provide valuable training opportunities for local screen professionals.
Source: Press Release