Dwayne Johnson to revive The Fall Guy for big screen
Story by Jack Foley
DWAYNE Johnson is to bring classic ’80s TV series The Fall Guy to the big screen.
The actor is in talks to star in a big-screen remake that McG is in talks to direct.
The project has been caught up in development for some years but is now being presented to potential buyers at the Toronto Film Festival as a star vehicle for Johnson.
The Fall Guy was a series that ran from 1981 to 1986. It starred Lee Majors as a Hollywood stunt man who supplemented his income by doing bounty hunter work together with his sidekick cousin (Douglas Barr) and a fellow female stunt actress played by Heather Thomas.
Nicolas Cage was attached to one version of the adaptation that never made it to the big screen.
But the producers now hope that the star wattage Johnson can bring to the project will help it gain traction.
Johnson has recently completed shooting Hercules and is about to start work on Fast & Furious 7.