Dwayne Johnson may be your next "Fall Guy"

The Fall Guy cast TV showI grew up on 1980s TV shows so of course I loved “The Fall Guy” starring Lee Majors, a show about a Hollywood stunt man who moonlit as a private investigator. In the 80s, private detective shows were as common as reality shows are today.

The show ran from 1981-1986 and was popular enough, but the concept seems so simple to translate to modern audiences that I’m surprised it hasn’t been considered for a relaunch.

We got movies about “Starsky & Hutch” and “Charlie’s Angel’s” for crying out loud! How did it take so long to get a remake of Colt Seavers and company???The Fall Guy cast

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is in talks to play the lead in a feature film version.

That’s the great news.Dwayne Johnson The Rock as The Fall Guy Johnson will easily be able to make this role work with merely passable writing and could likely overcome a mediocre director.

And there’s the bad news. McG, director of “Terminator Salvation” and “Charlie’s Angels,” is negotiating with Hyde Park Entertainment and WWE Entertainment to direct and possibly produce the film, according to reports.

McG isn’t a bad director, but he’s not really a guy that’s ever done anything that’s made you think “I’ve gotta see McG’s new film!!!” But if anyone can drag him kicking and screaming to a great movie, it’s Johnson. PAIN AND GAIN

Since Majors, last seen on the “Dallas” TV relaunch, is still working so they’ve got to find a role for him here. Maybe they can have him play Johnson’s mentor a la Richard Roundtree in the “Shaft” movie?

Now my main question is will Johnson sing the theme song like Majors?

He can definitely sing if needed.

  • Pierre Mooney

    Yes, I think this is good role for “THE ROCK”. He is very personable and comes of as the good guy. The successful Ex-Jock everyone loves. He has kind of Tom Shellack thing. When Tom came out out his Hawaii “PI” program his acting skills where not featured. He just had be the good guy with handsome face and great built as Lee Majors did. Recently, I saw “The Rock” in a movie named FASTER and displayed a good bit of emotion so I predict that he too will be more celebrated for his acting skills in the future.

  • I loved “Faster,” Pierre. Glad to hear you enjoyed it as well.
    Everyone loved Magnum!

  • I am a Lee Majors fan and watch that show because he is in it. But I like The Rock and I think he could make it work

  • Hey Linda
    Thanks for following and hope you enjoy the show! 🙂