‘The Fall Guy,’ an action romantic comedy starring Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt, is one of the most anticipated movies of the year. And many people are wondering if the film is connected to the famous series of the same name of the 1980s. And, the answer is yes.

The original show starred Lee Majors as Colt Seavers, a stuntman in Hollywood who moonlights as a bounty hunter, using his skills to capture fugitives and criminals. The action series aired on ABC from 1981 to 1986, and it also starred Douglas Barr and Heather Thomas. In the US and the UK, you can rent the series on Amazon and AppleTV.

In the film, Gosling will take on the role of Seavers, but the story will be slightly different than in the series. Also, while not confirmed in which role, it has been reported that Majors will appear in the movie with a cameo.

What will ‘The Fall Guy’ movie be about?

In the film, Gosling plays Seavers, an action choreographer who, after suffering an incident, quicked the business. However, he will find himself working again for his ex-girlfriend Jody Moreno (Emily Blunt), now in her directorial debut.

However, things don’t go as planned as the star of the movie, Tom Ryder (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), disappears and he is instructed by the producer of the film to find him. Winston Duke, Stephanie Hsu, Teresa Palmer and Hannah Waddingham complete the cast.

David Leitch, who helmed Brad Pitt’s “The Bullet Train” and co-directed the first “John Wick,” is also directing the project, which has been described as a love letter to stunt men. Speaking to Deadline, Leitch praised Gosling for being “the ultimate version of himself as an actor,” not only showcasing his comedic abilities, as well as his dramatic side.

“He gets to go everywhere and have so much fun with it, but then brings drama and stakes,” the director explained. So far, the film has received positive reviews from critics, who have praised its action sequences, as well as the chemistry between Gosling and Blunt.

‘The Fall Guy’ premieres on May 3, 2024 exclusively in theaters.