Winston Duke Joins Universal’s The Fall Guy

Winston Duke, who returns as M’Baku in the upcoming “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” has joined the cast of Ryan Gosling’s “The Fall Guy”According to a person with knowledge of the project, Universal will adapt this film. Stars include Emily Blunt and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

“Hobbs & Shaw”Universal bought the project as a package at an auction. David Leitch is the filmmaker. The feature film is inspired by the classic 1980s series of the same name created by Glen A. Larson.

Leitch, a stuntman-turned-director who got his start as an un-credited director on the original “John Wick,”Most recently, he directed the action movie “Bullet Train”Brad Pitt is starring at Sony.

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The film’s production will begin in Australia this autumn, with a theatrical release scheduled for March 1, 2024.

The “Fall Guy”The series starred Lee Majors, who played a stuntman who worked as a bounty hunter on the side. He also used his Hollywood skills. From 1981 to 1986, it aired on ABC.

Drew Pearce was co-author “Hobbs & Shaw,”The screenplay will be written by me “The Fall Guy,”However, there were no additional plot details immediately.

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The untitled film will also be produced by Leitch and Gosling, and Guymon Casady via Entertainment 360 and Kelly McCormick through 87North. Geoff Shaevitz and Larson will also executive produce.

Universal will oversee the project through its Executive Vice President for Production Matt Reilly as well as Director of Development Tony Ducret.

Duke is repped by CAA, Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller, Gellman, Meigs & Fox, L.L.P and Shafran PR.

The Hollywood ReporterThe news was first reported.

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