AceShowbiz - Ryan Gosling has been added to the cast lineup of "The Fall Guy". The "La La Land" star is to star in a big-screen adaptation of the '80s classic, playing the lead role of a Hollywood stuntman, who has a side hustle as a bounty hunter.
The 41-year-old actor has previously played a stuntman in the 2011 action flick "Drive". Lee Majors played the part in the original series, which ran between 1981 and 1986.
As filming is to take place in Australia, the federal government and the New South Wales state authorities will throw millions at the flick. Federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, Paul Fletcher, the movie will bring the local economy $171 million and provide 1,000 Australians with jobs on set.
Paul told Variety, "We are pleased to welcome 'The Fall Guy' down under with $30 million ($21.1 million) in support from our highly successful Location Incentive." He further noted that the production will employ "over 1,000 Australian cast and crew and more than 3,015 Australian extras."
Universal Pictures' president, physical production, Jeff LaPlante, commented, "After a successful partnership on the studio's production of 'Ticket to Paradise' in Queensland, Universal is thrilled to return to Australia and base in New South Wales for the highly-anticipated film, 'The Fall Guy'."
Ryan's upcoming movies include playing Ken in the live-action "Barbie" film and "[m=The Gray Man".