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One of my favorite trailers to drop during The Super Bowl was for an upcoming Ryan Gosling/Emily Blunt film called The Fall Guy. Director David Leitch (John Wick, Deadpool 2, Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw, and Bullet Train) specializes in high-speed chases. Ryan Gosling has done some crazy driving in The Place Beyond the Pines, Grey Man, and of course, Drive. So when the first scene of the full-length The Fall Guy trailer is Gosling’s character starting up the engine on a modified off-roader, I got understandably excited. But it looks like this is a movie about making a car movie, though it does feature some car chases in the real world as well.

Let’s back up a bit: David Leitch is an absolute master of action-comedy. And Ryan Gosling’s comedic chops become more evident in every film he does, action or non. So they are a perfect matchup. The Fall Guy, is based on a 1980s television show of the same name about a Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a bounty hunter.

Ryan Gosling hangs off a crane on a Hummer EV during "The Fall Guy" movie.
Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt in “The Fall Guy” | Universal Studios via YouTube

In the upcoming film, Gosling plays a stuntman filming an over-the-top scifi film and romantically involved in the director (Emily Blunt). When the leading man (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) gets himself in trouble, Gosling swings into action to save the day.

The film features a futuristic race featuring armored off-roaders, the film crew uses a memorable Hummer EV camera crane vehicle to capture the action. Off camera, Ryan Gosling uses a Dodge Challenger in a car chase, though it appears the scene ends with him surfing a piece of metal down the street while hanging on to a tow truck’s hook.

Ryan Gosling jumping a truck during stunt in "The Fall Guy" film.
Ryan Gosling in “The Fall Guy” | Universal via YouTube

Gosling’s Colt Severs drives a truck straight out of the original TV show: a 1981 “rounded-line” era GMC K-2500 Wideside. It features the Sierra Grande equipment package and lift kit.

Apparently the TV show destroyed so many of these trucks that later episodes featured later model years. The film’s trailer doesn’t show this truck in any stunts. And that’s a relief, it would be a shame to bang up a classic like that.

Next, find out how James Bond used 8,400 gallons of Coca-Cola to pull of a wild stunt, or you can see the full-length trailer for The Fall Guy in the video below: