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Ryan Gosling and David Leitch make surprise appearance at Universal Studios Hollywood during the Fall Guy Stuntacular Pre-Show.

On Saturday, April 27, The Fall Guy star Ryan Gosling and Director David Leitch surprised fans by appearing in “The Fall Guy Stuntacular Pre-Show” at Universal Studios Hollywood. The pre-show is before the WaterWorld stunt show and inspired by The Fall Guy movie. Catch the last weekend of the Fall Guy stunt show at Universal Studios Hollywood, May 17-May 19.

Universal City, California – Universal Studios Hollywood, in collaboration with  Universal Pictures and 87North, presents “The Fall Guy Stuntacular Pre-Show,” inspired by  Universal’s new 87North film The Fall Guy, as part of the theme park’s popular “WaterWorld”  attraction, beginning Saturday, April 27 through Sunday, May 19, 2024. The Fall Guy, starring  Oscar® nominees Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt, from blockbuster director David Leitch, arrives in  theaters on Friday, May 3.  

This all-new, exclusive entertainment performance features an original storyline designed to  provide an entertaining peek behind the curtain of how stunt performances are designed and  brought to life, while celebrating the artistry of the film industry’s unsung heroes – the stunt  performers. 

The show is produced by 87North Productions, the world-renowned production and action  design company founded by Leitch and producer Kelly McCormick, who are the force behind such  iconic and bold action tentpole films as Bullet Train, Fast & Furious Present: Hobbs & Shaw,  Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde, Nobody, Violent Night and John Wick

Said Leitch, “We make movies to give audiences an experience, and what better way to  amplify 87North’s brand of action storytelling than to evolve into live events. We are so thankful to  our partners at Universal who embraced our ideas and gave us the platform to do something really  fun and immersive with The Fall Guy.”

Using the existing “WaterWorld” set, the action packed “The Fall Guy Stuntacular Pre Show” will feature dynamic, unforgettable new stunts and entertain guests with an exclusive  performance that can only be seen at Universal Studios Hollywood. 

The Fall Guy, directed by former stuntman David Leitch, stars Academy Award® nominee  Ryan Gosling as Colt Seavers, a former stuntman who is drafted back into service when the star of  a mega-budget studio movie goes missing. Inspired by the hit 1980s TV series, The Fall Guy also  stars Black Panther’s Winston Duke, Bullet Train’s Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Emmy® winner Hannah  Waddingham (Ted Lasso) and Oscar® nominee Stephanie Hsu (Everything Everywhere All at  Once). The Fall Guy is produced by 87North’s Kelly McCormick and David Leitch, Guymon Casady  and Ryan Gosling.  

An exclusive social engagement, The Fall Guy photo op, will also be available within the  theme park. Starting with the film’s release on May 3, guests and moviegoers will be able to enjoy  a double dose of The Fall Guy by attending “The Fall Guy Stuntacular Pre-Show” and then seeing  the film in style at Universal Cinema on Universal CityWalk Hollywood, either in the seven-story  IMAX® with 4K laser projection or its new PRIME Theatre, featuring 4K laser projection technology  and superior acoustics. Universal CityWalk offers moviegoers $5 parking with purchase of General  Parking and a movie ticket (restrictions apply). More information is available here. 

For more information about Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk, guests  can visit www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com; like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and  follow @UniStudios on Instagram and X (formerly known as Twitter). 

About 87North Productions 

87North Productions is the world-renowned production and action design company founded by  Director/Producer David Leitch and Producer Kelly McCormick who are the force behind such iconic, high  quality, and bold action tentpole films such as Bullet Train, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & ShawDeadpool 2, Atomic Blonde, Nobody, Violent Night and John Wick. As prolific filmmakers whose films have  earned a staggering combined total of over $2.9 billion at the worldwide box office, the duo have numerous  film and television projects in development with every major Hollywood studio and streamer, including under  their first-look deal with Universal Pictures and UPC. 87North’s latest action thriller, The Fall Guy, is directed  by Leitch, produced by McCormick and Leitch, and is a silver-screen take on the 1980s hit television show  starring Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt.  

In 2022, 87North launched its action design and stunt facility, co-owned by Leitch and McCormick. Based in  the heart of Hollywood, the state-of-the-art studio provides a comprehensive, safe, and skilled environment  where world-class stunt designers create action stunts and train actors for Leitch and McCormick’s own  productions, as well as for outside filmmakers and projects. David Harbour was the first actor to train at the  87North facility which he affectionately dubbed, “The Church of Pain,” while preparing for his lead role as  “Santa Claus” in Violent Night.

Photos by Universal Studios Hollywood.