The adaptation of 1980s TV series The Fall Guy has been in development for a while, but what better actor to land to give the project a shot in the arm than Dwayne Johnson (Fast & Furious 6). Starring Lee Majors, The Fall Guy centered on a stuntman who moonlighted as a bounty hunter when work was slow. Just as Johnson is reported as being in negotiations to step into Majors’ shoes, McG (We Are Marshall) is also in talks to direct. If deals were to close, casting would likely look to the roles of a sidekick cousin and a fetching female stunt actress, played by Douglas Barr and Heather Thomas in the original series, respectively. That is, if the big-screen version were to follow in the footsteps of the ABC series; no plot details are available just yet. Hit the jump for more, including a look at the show’s intro that features shots of 1980s Hollywood (and a vintage beauty in Thomas).
Heat Vision reports that both Johnson and McG are in talks to get The Fall Guy off the ground. We reported on this long-in-development project well over three years ago when it was set up through DreamWorks, and then again almost two years ago when Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, Green Lantern) was in talks to direct. This seems like a property that pops up every year or so just to gauge interest, but with someone as marketable as Johnson were to come aboard, I’d expect it to move quickly.
Here’s the intro from the 1980s TV series, The Fall Guy: