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Whatever Happened to Heather Thomas?

Heather Thomas would definitely qualify as one of the actresses you’ve likely seen once or twice throughout your life but would really have to pinpoint to remember since it would seem that she’s been around, but she’s also been out of the business for a while. To say that she has the look of a movie star and someone that’s seen a few things is fair but it’s also fair to point out that she did manage to take a rather long break in between, kind of disappearing for a while only to come back more than a decade later

Whatever Happened to Heather Thomas?
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Battle of the Network Stars Reboot Brings New Blood, Upgraded Dunk Tank and a Hulk With Something to Prove

Battle of the Network Stars Reboot Brings New Blood, Upgraded Dunk Tank and a Hulk With Something to Prove
The obstacle course of red, white and blue tires is the same, but the dunk tank is a bit more extreme as ABC wages a new Battle of the Network Stars starting Thursday, June 29 at 9/8c.

RelatedBattle of the Network Stars Cast Announced: The 10 Celebs We’re Most Psyched to See Throw Down

For the unfortunately uninitiated of you, gather ’round as I spin a yarn about the original intra-network “field day” competition that aired on ABC during the 1970s and ’80s, pitting the Alphabet network against CBS and NBC and… well, that was it, kids. PBS and the
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Dwayne Johnson and McG Team Up for The Fall Guy

McG is in talks to direct Dwayne Johnson in an upcoming new film project called The Fall Guy, which is an adaptation of a 1980s TV series. Apparently people in Hollywood have been trying to get an adaptation of this made for years. At one point Casino Royal's Martin Campbell was going to direct Nicolas Cage. I'm not sure if the new team is much better.

I've never seen the series, but it aired on ABC from 1981 to 1986 and starred Lee Majors as "a Hollywood stunt man who supplemented his income by doing bounty hunter work. He was joined on his escapades, which usually involved him transferring a stunt from a movie to the job at hand, by his sidekick cousin (Douglas Barr) and a fetching female stunt actress played by Heather Thomas."

I'm not a big fan of McG's work, but this seems like something that would fit with
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Dwayne Johnson and McG Teaming up for The Fall Guy Movie

I don’t even remember “The Fall Guy” TV show, but I do remember it was pretty popular. It would have to be, since it ran for five seasons. Then again, shows back then tended to have a bigger shelf life, and there isn’t the cut-throat “get ratings now!” demands of today’s network TV. In any case, the show is getting a Hollywood makeover, with Dwayne Johnson and producer/director McG (“Terminator Salvation”) teaming up for a “Fall Guy” movie. Johnson, of course, is in talks to star, with McG directing and producing. The early ’80s TV show starred the Six Million Dollar Man himself, Lee Majors as Colt Seavers, a Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a bounty hunter. It co-starred Heather Thomas as his sexy sidekick, a fellow Hollywood stuntwoman who joined him in his adventures, which usually involved some kind of Hollywood stunt. That’s, you know,
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Dwayne Johnson To Play "The Fall Guy"

Dwayne Johnson is in negotiations to star and McG is in talks to direct a film adaptation of the 1980s TV series "The Fall Guy" at Hyde Park Entertainment and WWE Studios.

The early 1980s series starred Lee Majors as a Hollywood stunt man who supplemented his income doing bounty hunter work.

Often joining him were his sidekick cousin (Douglas Barr) and a female stunt actress (Heather Thomas).

Zack Stentz and Ashley Edward Miller ("Thor," "X-Men: First Class") penned the script, while Ashok Amritraj, Michael Luisi, Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald will produce.

"Casino Royale" director Martin Campbell and actor Nicolas Cage were attached to a previous version of the project which didn't come together.

Source: Heat Vision
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Dwayne Johnson Teams Up with Director McG for The Fall Guy

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Dwayne Johnson Teams Up with Director McG for The Fall Guy
Dwayne Johnson is in talks to star in The Fall Guy remake for Hyde Park Entertainment and WWE Studios, with McG in negotiations to direct and produce.

The original series The Fall Guy ran for five seasons from 1981 to 1986, starring Lee Majors as Hollywood stuntman Colt Seavers, who uses his skills to moonlight as a bounty hunter when he is not on set. He was joined by his cousin (Douglas Barr) and an attractive stuntwoman (Heather Thomas) on his missions, which normally involved transferring a movie stunt to his work as a bounty hunter. The project had been in the works for several years, first at Warner Bros. and then at DreamWorks, where Nicolas Cage was set to star with Martin Campbell attached to direct back in 2011.

Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (X-Men: First Class, Thor) wrote the screenplay, with Ashok Amritraj, Walter F. Parkes, Laurie McDonald and Michael Luisi producing.
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Dwayne Johnson is The Fall Guy for Director McG

The adaptation of 1980s TV series The Fall Guy has been in development for a while, but what better actor to land to give the project a shot in the arm than Dwayne Johnson (Fast & Furious 6).  Starring Lee MajorsThe 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 (We Are Marshall) 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.  Hit the jump for more, including a look at the show's intro
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Dwayne Johnson in talks to star in 'The Fall Guy' big-screen remake

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The big-screen remake of the 1980s TV series "The Fall Guy" may have found its "Guy:" Dwayne Johnson is in talks to star in the long-awaited reboot.

Along with the "Hercules: The Thracian Wars" actor, McG is also currently in talks to direct the movie version of the '80s TV series, THR reports. The film is being presented to potential buyers at the Toronto Film Festival, happening this week.

The original version of "The Fall Guy" was an ABC series that ran from 1981 to 1986, starring Lee Majors as a Hollywood stunt man who worked a side job as a bounty hunter. His exploits usually involved him transferring a stunt from a movie to the job at hand, and he was joined by his sidekick cousin (Douglas Barr) and a female stunt actress (Heather Thomas).

This isn't the first time "The Fall Guy" has had an attempted reboot. The film
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Dwayne Johnson and McG Plan The Fall Guy

Plans for a big screen version of the 1980's television series The Fall Guy are back on track today as The Hollywood Reporter brings word that star Dwayne Johnson and director McG are teaming to tackle the property. The original series, which ran for five seasons beginning in 1981, starred Lee Majors as Colt Seavers, a Hollywood stuntman who also worked as a bounty hunter. Created by Glen A. Larson, the show also starred Douglas Barr and Heather Thomas. Back in 2011 , Green Lantern and Casino Royale helmer Martin Campbell was eyeing the project himself with X-Men: First Class screenwriters Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz providing the screenplay. There's no word yet on whether any of their script will be retained for this iteration. The Fall Guy will be produced by...
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The One Where ‘This Is 40,’ ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ and ‘Les Misérables’ Are Rentals at Best

Welcome back to This Week In Discs! As always, if you see something you like, click on the image to buy it. The Big Picture Paul (Romain Duris) is a successful lawyer with a wife and two beautiful kids, but something is amiss in his marriage. He envies his neighbor Greg’s casual freedoms, but when he discovers his wife has been loving Greg in some far more physical ways, a conversation between the two men leads to an incident that sends Paul running for his life. This French thriller is based on a novel by Douglas Kennedy, and as they did with Harlan Coben’s Tell No One, the result is a far more literate thriller than we would probably get from Hollywood. Duris is a fantastic actor, and he invests Paul with passion and emotional intensity as his mistake leads to a life he’s always wanted but was afraid to attempt. The
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Martin Campbell to Direct The Fall Guy?

Yesterday we reported on the news that Bill Paxton would potentially adapt the '70s TV series Kung Fu for the big screen, and now today we have another similar story to address. It seems that the '80s TV show The Fall Guy is also about to get a feature film reboot, and director Martin Campbell (Green Lantern) is in "early discussions" to direct. The show ran from 1981 to 1986 and starred The Six Million Dollar Man himself Lee Majors as a Hollywood stunt man named Colt Seavers (great name) who works as a bounty hunter in his off-hours. It was created by Glen A. Larson, the same man who brought us such classic shows as Knight Rider, Magnum P.I. and Battlestar Galactica. The Fall Guy was just slightly before my time as I seem to remember the toys more than the actual show itself. Much like The A-Team, there
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The Fall Guy Gets Director Martin Campbell

The Fall Guy Gets Director Martin Campbell
Green Lantern director Martin Campbell is in early discussions to direct a theatrical remake of The Fall Guy.

The Fall Guy ran for five seasons on ABC, from 1981 to 1986. The series starred Lee Majors as a Hollywood stuntman who also moonlighted as a bounty hunter. Douglas Barr and Heather Thomas also starred in the series.

X-Men: First Class writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz are writing the screenplay, with Walter F. Parkes producing. The project was initially set up at DreamWorks, although it isn't known if the studio is still involved or not.

No production schedule was given for The Fall Guy remake.
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Martin Campbell May Direct Big Screen Adaptation of ’80s TV Series ‘The Fall Guy’

Martin Campbell May Direct Big Screen Adaptation of ’80s TV Series ‘The Fall Guy’
Briefly: A film version of one of the few action-oriented '80s TV shows to escape new exploitation so far, The Fall Guy, is moving forward once more. Martin Campbell (Green Lantern, Casino Royale) is in "early talks" to direct the film. The script is by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, who contributed to X-Men: First Class. The 1981 series was Lee Majors' follow-up to The Six Million-Dollar Man. Douglas Barr and popular '80s pinup Heather Thomas co-starred in stories about a stunt man who works nights as a bounty hunter. (The big idea here in the wake of the 2011 summer season: make a version of Drive that could make money.) There was an economic aspect to the show, as Majors' character needed to do the bounty hunter work to make ends meet. No word on casting yet, but the central role is one that any physically skilled guy could play.
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Martin Campbell Is Considering ‘The Fall Guy’ Film Adaptation

More 1980s television series are coming to the big screen. Deadline has reported there are early discussions for director Martin Campbell to helm the film adaptation of the 1981-1986 television series “The Fall Guy.” The original series starred Lee Majors, Douglas Barr and Heather Thomas. It’s about Colt Seavers, a Hollywood stunt man who moonlights as a bounty hunter to make ends meet. The script adaptation is currently being written by the writing team of Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz. They wrote the scripts for “Thor” and “X-Men: First Class,” as well as several television episodes for “Fringe,” “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” and “Andromeda.” The film will be developed by producer Walter Parkes (“Gladiator,” “Minority Report”). Deadline also reported the project was initially with DreamWorks, but now it is not known which studio will be involved. Campbell’s last project was with this year’s comic book film “Green Lantern.
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Martin Campbell Up for The Fall Guy

Martin Campbell may have found his next project. Deadline reports that the Green Lantern director is interested in tackling a feature film adaptation of the 1980's television series, "The Fall Guy," which starred Lee Majors, Douglas Barr and Heather Thomas. In the original series, Majors played Colt Seavers, a Hollywood stuntman who also worked as a bounty hunter. Created by Glen A. Larson, the show ran five seasons beginning in 1981. Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz ( X-Men: First Class ) are providing the adaptation's screenplay and Walter Parkes ( Dinner for Schmucks , Sweeney Todd ) is producing.
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Miller & Stentz Catch "The Fall Guy"

According to reports, writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz ("Thor", "X-Men: First Class") are developing a new screenplay based on the action/adventure, stunt man TV series "The Fall Guy" for the husband-wife team of DreamWorks' producers Walter F. Parkes ("Gladiator") and Laurie MacDonald ("Men In Black III").

ABC's "The Fall Guy", created by Glen A. Larson ("Battlestar Galactica") originally aired November 4, 1981 to May 2, 1986, starring actors Lee Majors, Douglas Barr and Heather Thomas :

"...'Colt Seavers', a Hollywood stunt man who moonlights as a bounty hunter, uses his physical skills and knowledge of stunt effects to capture fugitives and criminals, accompanied by his cousin and stuntman-in-training 'Howie Munson' and female stunt performer 'Jody Banks'..."

Typically, each episode would start with a voice-over introduction from Seavers explaining the precarious life of a Hollywood stuntman, how he is unable to make a full-time living from stunt work and forced to moonlight as a bounty hunter.
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The Seven Scripted Network Shows Cancelled Faster than "The Paul Reiser Show"

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Word came down over the weekend that "The Paul Reiser Show," had been cancelled after only two episodes, due to poor reviews and dreadful ratings. It wasn't a huge surprise: It wasn't a very good show; NBC had very little faith in it (the network pushed back its premiere nearly a full television year); Paul Reiser is not exactly popular, having disappeared from television and film after the end of "Mad About You"; and the debut episode was the lowest-rated in-season comedy debut ever on NBC, scoring only 3.4 million viewers. (The time slot will be occupied by "The Office" reruns for the rest of the season).

Given the time and money put into a scripted series, it takes a particularly nasty brand of heinous to get yanked that quickly. But, two episodes is not the quickest a scripted television series has been pulled off the air. There are quite a few reality ("The Hasselhoffs,
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What’s Next? “Tj Hooker”? DreamWorks Looking for a “Fall Guy”

In news that really shouldn’t come as any surprise, classic 80s TV show, “The Fall Guy” — starring Lee Majors as a Hollywood stunt man — looks like it’s next in line for a big budget Hollywood movie reboot. The original series, which was a TV regular between 1981 and 1986, told the story of Colt Seavers (Majors), a Hollywood stuntman by day and bounty hunter by night, who would use his stunt skills to drive a large pick-up truck really fast over even larger objects with the intention of catching bad guys. He was joined in his adventures by Howie (Douglas Barr) and Jodie (Heather Thomas), who would inexplicably wear a bikini whenever the story required it. Apparently, DreamWorks are the studio behind the proposed “Fall Guy” movie — inspired by what Twentieth Century Fox did with “The A-Team” — and are already in the process of looking for a writer.

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DreamWorks Dreams of 'The Fall Guy' Movie

The 80s refuse to die, and The Los Angeles Times reports that The Fall Guy is the latest TV property from Reagan's America to be bandied about for a big screen update. I rather doubt Lee Majors will star as the unknown stuntman who makes Eastwood looks so fine, but I'm all for somebody discover the new Heather Thomas.

The film will come from producer Walter Parkes and DreamWorks, and a writer is expected to be hired soon. I'm going to go ahead and give this role to Matthew McConaughey. Don't know why; he's just the first guy I thought of, and it seems to fit to me. He looks like he could play a dude named Colt Seavers.
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