The Fall Guy is off to a good start in terms of box office collection. Directed by David Leitch, the film stars Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt in the lead roles. It is loosely based on an action-adventure TV series from the 1980s.

Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt
Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt in The Fall Guy

Gosling and Blunt are no strangers to either action or comedy. Not to mention that they are two of the finest actors in Hollywood. So, one can assume that the movie will be a visual feast. That being said, the film appears to be well on its way to making a hat-trick for Leitch as two of his previous movies were also quite successful.

The Fall Guy Might Become David Leitch’s Third Successful Movie in a Row

David Leitch
David Leitch | Source: Wikimedia Commons, Photo by Gage Skidmore

The film sees Gosling’s character joining forces with his ex-girlfriend (Blunt) to work on her directorial debut. However, he later finds himself embroiled in a conspiracy surrounding the lead actor (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). It also stars Ted Lasso star Hannah Waddingham, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice star Teresa Palmer, Everything Everywhere All at Once fame Stephanie Hsu, and Black Panther actor Winston Duke.

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Having debuted in U.S. theaters last weekend, the movie is now available in theaters in 78 overseas markets. It has earned a total of $36.9M at the international box office (via Deadline). Leitch’s Bullet Train grossed the same amount around a similar timeframe after its release. The 2022 movie had a star-studded cast, featuring the likes of Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, and Joey King. It was a box-office success with a worldwide collection of $239.3 million (via The Numbers) against a production budget of approximately $85.9–90 million.

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The movie Leitch made before Bullet Train was the Fast & Furious spin-off, Hobbs & Shaw. The 2019 action movie saw Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in the lead roles and was a box-office hit with a worldwide gross of over $760 million (via The Numbers).

Considering Leitch is a stunt performer and coordinator, action movies are bound to be his niche as he has previously directed critically acclaimed movies like Atomic Blonde and Deadpool 2. The Fall Guy might soon join this list if it manages to be as successful as some of his other movies.

Ryan Gosling Brought His A-Game to The Fall Guy

Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling in The Fall Guy

It is no secret that Gosling can do it all as far as his acting skills are concerned. Whether it is romance, action, comedy, or drama, you name it and the Barbie star has got it covered. According to Leitch, the actor decided to channel all of it in The Fall Guy.

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In an interview with Screen Rant, Leitch revealed how Gosling played a huge role in not just bringing his character to life but also shaping it.

“Ryan was completely influential in shaping this character. He came on early in the development process, the only actor we went to.”

The filmmaker also revealed that during a conversation they had early on, Gosling suggested that he could show off all of his skills in this movie. So, from development to each scene of the movie to post-production, the Academy Award-winning actor played a key role as Leitch’s collaborator.

The Fall Guy is now in theaters.

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