Ryan Gosling has been attached to the lead role in Universal's remake of American television series, The Fall Guy which starred Lee Majors.
The Fall Guy originally aired between 1981 and 1986 and starred Majors as Cole Seavers, a stuntman who, along with his associates, moonlighted as a bounty hunter.
Over its five-year run, 113 episodes of the series aired.
Back in 2013, it was Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson who came close to being confirmed for a remake of The Fall Guy, with McG set to direct, but nothing materialised from those negotiations at the time and so the project went back into development.
Nearly a decade later and the project has been greenlit, with filming set to commence in Sydney, Australia, according to Variety.
The Australian government and New South Wales will provide some funding for the movie, though they are expected to receive a windfall with the money injected into the economy.
Paul Fletcher, Federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, said:
“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.”
The Gray Man
Gosling has just finished filming the new action thriller, The Gray Man, directed by Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo and co-starring Chris Evans.
The Gray Man is based on the 2009 novel of the same name and sees a CIA operative, known as Sierra Six, hunted down by the government after discovering a conspiracy.
Should Gosling return to the action genre with The Fall Guy, it will be after filming in the upcoming Barbie movie to be concluded.
Gosling will play Barbie's love interest, Ken.
See the trailer for The Gray Man below: