Hannah Waddingham, who broke out as stubborn but complicated football club owner on Ted Lasso, joined The goofy cast of Ryan Gosling’s adventures, The Fall Guy.
Actresses join Emily Blunt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Stephanie Hsu and Winston Duke at Universal Calls for a movie inspired by the TV series. Bullet Train Director David Leitch is at the helm of this action extravaganza, currently filming in Australia.
In the switch from the original 1980 show starring Lee Majors, the story doesn’t focus on one that has a bounty Hunter’s sideline. Instead, Drew Pearce’s script focuses on a battered and outdated stuntman (Gosling) who finds himself back on a film with the star (Taylor-Johnson), who Doubled up for him and replaced him a long time ago. Worryingly, however, the star has disappeared.
Waddingham will play the producer of this troublesome stunt movie.
Duke plays the stuntman’s best friend, Hsu is the movie star’s assistant, and Blunt plays the prosthetic makeup artist with a romantic past with the stuntman.
By Kelly McCormick and Leitch via their North tile. Guymon Casady of Gosling and Entertainment 360 is also producing. 360
Pearce will executive produce with Geoff Shaevitz. Executive Vice President Matt Reilly and Director of Development Tony Ducret oversee the project on behalf of Universal.
Waddingham has been nominated for two Emmys for Lasso-coached football club owner Rebecca Welton, who plays Jason Sudeikis. The role won her two Critics’ Choice Awards and a Best Screen Actors Guild Award.
The actress has also appeared in the West End and Netflix’s Sex Education , most recently joining Garfield and appeared in Hocus Pocus 2, which has become the biggest movie on Disney+.
She is represented in the UK by CAA, Atlas Artists and Creative Artists Management