“The Fall Guy” Film Throws Punches at AI, Celebrates Practical Stunts

The upcoming action-comedy “The Fall Guy” isn’t just entertaining audiences, it’s sparking conversations. At the film’s SXSW premiere, a preview for the festival’s tech conference touting AI as a positive force drew unintended laughs. This irony wasn’t lost on viewers, as “The Fall Guy” itself celebrates the irreplaceable human element in filmmaking, particularly the often-underappreciated world of stunt performers.

Directed by David Leitch (“Bullet Train“) and written by Drew Pearce, the film (based on the 1980s TV show) stars Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt. Gosling shines as Colt Seavers, a washed-up stuntman struggling to regain his confidence after an injury. Lured back into the industry by a big-budget sci-fi film with a twist – it’s directed by his ex-lover (Blunt).

“The Fall Guy” is a love letter to classic blockbuster movies and the dedication of the crews who bring them to life. The film reportedly boasts impressive practical stunts, a refreshing change from the heavy reliance on CGI in modern cinema. Packed with humor, action, and a dash of Hollywood satire, the movie looks to be a crowd-pleaser with a message: some things are simply better done the old-fashioned way.

Ryan Gosling, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ben Jenkin, Logan Holladay, Justin Eaton and David Leitch on the set of The Fall Guy


See the Official trailer below: