John Krasinski prepares his next directorial project, The Rookie receives a Niecy Nash spinoff, and Ryan Gosling is set to star in a The Fall Guy film adaptation
Imaginary Friends (Paramount)
John Krasinski (Jack Ryan, A Quiet Place) is set to write, direct, produce and star in a fantasy comedy movie for Paramount. The plot follows a man (Ryan Reynolds) who can see and talk to people’s imaginary friends who have been discarded. As a result, he befriends many of those who have been forgotten but trouble emerges from the imaginary friends who lack friendship and turn to the dark side. Reynolds will co-produce through his shingle Maximum Effort, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) will co-star. Filming is set to begin in Los Angeles in late July.
The Rookie: Feds (ABC)
The Rookie, a popular ABC police procedural starring Nathan Fillion, is gearing up for a fifth season, and its spinoff series will expand beyond the current Los Angeles Police Department and revolve around the FBI. The program will star Niecy Nash (Reno 911!, Claws) as Simone Clark, an FBI trainee, and feature Britt Robertson, Kevin Zegers and James Lesure as series regulars. Filming will begin in Los Angeles in late July.
The Fall Guy (Universal)
David Leitch (John Wick, Bullet Train) is set to direct an adaptation of the 1980s television series that featured Lee Majors as a Hollywood stuntman moonlighting as a bounty hunter. Starring Ryan Gosling, this film update will shoot in Australia with over $30 million in funding from the Location Incentive (a production company that employs over 1,000 Australian cast and crew members). Gosling, who previously played stuntman-as-hitmen in Drive and The Place Beyond the Pines, will star in The Gray Man on Netflix later this month.