Teresa Palmer has joined the cast of David Leitch’s The Fall Guy. Per Deadline, the A Discovery of Witches actress joins previously announced cast members Ryan Gosling, Emily Blunt, Winston Duke, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Stephanie Hsu, and Hannah Waddingham. The upcoming film is based on the ABC series of the same name that ran from 1981 to 1986. The cult classic series starred Lee Majors, Douglas Barr, and Heather Thomas, as a trio of Hollywood stunt performers who also worked as bounty hunters. The upcoming film will not include the bounty hunter storyline that was part of the original series.
Gosling stars as the stuntman for Taylor-Johnson’s character, a Hollywood actor who mysteriously disappears. Gosling’s character must step in to find him, even though Taylor-Johnson’s character stole roles from him early on in their careers. The Fall Guy’s script is written by Drew Pierce (Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw). Pierce also serves as an executive producer alongside Geoff Shaevitz (The Spy Who Dumped Me) and original series creator Glen A. Larson. Leitch and Kelly McCormick serve as producers under their 87North banner alongside Entertainment 360’s Guymon Casady and Gosling.
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The film is directed by Leitch, who, before directing, worked as a stunt performer himself. His first directorial feature was 2014’s John Wick, where he served as co-director alongside Chad Stahelski. After serving as a stunt double for Brad Pitt on multiple films, including Fight Club, The Mexican, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith, the two reunited for this year’s Bullet Train, which Leitch directed.
The Fall Guy is set to be released on March 1, 2024, and production is currently underway in Australia.
Teresa Palmer’s Best-Known Roles
Details on Palmer’s role in The Fall Guy are currently unknown. The actress most recently appeared on AMC’s supernatural series A Discovery of Witches as witch and historian Diana Bishop. The popular series is based on the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness, and concluded earlier this year after a 25-episode run. Palmer also starred in this year’s psychological horror film The Twin alongside Steven Cree.
Palmer’s other notable credits include Wolf Creek, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Take Me Home Tonight, Warm Bodies, Lights Out, Hacksaw Ridge, and The Ever After, which she also co-produced and co-wrote. Palmer also appeared in the 2015 remake of Point Break as Samsara Dietz.
She will also star in Disney+’s upcoming limited series The Clearing, about the 1960s Australian new-age group The Family.