Ryan Gosling to star as Lee Majors' role in Fall Guy movie

Who will be the definitive Colt Seavers?

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Turns out... He's not just Ken, after all.

In great news for anyone who loves hunks: a great, hunk-y baton has been handed from one hunk to another, more modern hunk.

Ryan Gosling, recently of world-conquering Barbie fame, will be starring in a feature-length film adaptation of the '80s action-adventure series The Fall Guy. He will be playing the incredibly cool-named Colt Seavers, as made famous by Lee Majors. Majors, of course, is also beloved by classic TV fans for his work on shows like The Big Valley and The Six Million Dollar Man.

Per The Hollywood Reporter: "The Fall Guy follows Gosling’s Colt Seavers, a stuntman who left the business for his mental and physical health, only to be drawn back into it when the star of a studio movie directed by his ex, Jody (Emily Blunt), goes missing, and she asks for his help."

The movie's official description says that Gosling will be playing "a stuntman, and like everyone in the stunt community, he gets blown up, shot, crashed, thrown through windows, and dropped from the highest of heights, all for our entertainment." 

But, obviously, this is a movie, so Colt Seavers doesn't just go through his daily routine on a big screen. There's got to be conflict!

"Fresh off an almost career-ending accident, this working-class hero has to track down a missing movie star, solve a conspiracy, and try to win back the love of his life while still doing his day job. What could possibly go right?”

So, what do you think, dear reader? Will the movie pay respectful homage and bring the property to new viewers to celebrate the originals? Or will it crash and burn on arrival?

Do you think Lee Majors should make a cameo? Let us know your thoughts and feelings in the comments section below!

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Raikko 7 months ago

They should've used the electrified Fall Guy truck!!!
JERRY6 7 months ago
why not bring Wally Cox back to play matt Dillon on gunsmoke ? hollywierd has sunk to new lows on creativity
CaptainDunsel 7 months ago
Snickers 7 months ago
Why does Hollywood keep rehashing old tv series into movies? Does no one in Hollywood come up with anything new? WE already have had The Honeymooners with a all black cast, The A Team and Bay Watch to name a few all which were not very good.
justjeff 7 months ago
Next up... a remake of "It's A Wonderful Life" starring Richard Simmons and Rosanne Barr!
Snickers justjeff 7 months ago
Oh god no!!!!
JERRY6 justjeff 7 months ago
don't be giving them more ideas
Rob justjeff 7 months ago
Along those same lines, I'm surprised that hollywwod hasn't done a Back to the Future re-make with a gender/ race swapped cast.
Rob 7 months ago
Uggghhh… another remake. I liked this show when I was a kid in the 80’s. I especially liked Heather Thomas!
JERRY6 Rob 7 months ago
they are not playing to your kind of audience these days , sad
MsRockford74 7 months ago
My sister said the trailer looks bad. I like Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt and had hope for the movie, but now feel that it will be ruined because nobody knows how to make a classic movie anymore. It would be nice if Lee Majors would make a cameo though:) I think that Ryan Gosling should do a cover of the "Unknown Stuntman" song that Lee Majors sang.
Runeshaper 7 months ago
Sounds similar to Ryan Gosling’s role in Drive. I think Gosling is a solid actor and it would be GREAT for Lee Majors to make a cameo 🎥
Bapa1 7 months ago
Never watched the show, ever. But it would be cool if Majors made a cameo, as Steve Austin!
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