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Dwayne Johnson in Talks to Star in THE FALL GUY Remake

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 6:20 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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The busiest man in Hollywood may have picked up another gig. Dwayne “The Artist Formerly Known as the Rock” Johnson is allegedly in talks to star in the adaptation of 1980s TV series The Fall Guy. The project has been in development for a long time, and scoring the biggest name in action films would give it a much needed push in the right direction. Starring Lee Majors, the original 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, yes sadly that McG, 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.

Heat Vision reports that both Johnson and McG are in talks to get The Fall Guy off the ground. Last we heard on the long-in-development project was 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.

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