Disney will be releasing a new documentary called “Stuntman” on Disney+ this summer.
Straddling the line between documentary and action film, “Stuntman” offers a rare look into the entertainment industry’s most dangerous and anonymous line of work through the eyes of one of its seasoned professionals.
Directed by Kurt Mattila, “Stuntman” chronicles the highs and lows of veteran Hollywood stuntman, Eddie Braun as he attempts what many argue is the most dangerous stunt in cinematic history. Following in the footsteps of his childhood idol, Evel Knievel, Braun reflects on having survived multiple car crashes, explosions and death defying leaps over the course of his 30+ year career in film and television. Now, in his mid-50s and contemplating retirement, Braun decides to cap off an extraordinary career by recreating Evel Knievel’s infamous unsuccessful Snake River Canyon rocket jump. In 1974, Knievel narrowly escaped death as his rocket crashed within the canyon’s walls and famously vowed never to do the jump again because it was simply too dangerous.
Without any industry backing, Braun pours his life savings into his dream of jumping the Snake River Canyon and enlists the help of Scott Truax, the son of the NASA rocket scientist who built Evel’s original steam-powered rocket. Together, the two embark on an emotional journey to clear the Snake River Canyon, redeem the Truax family name and honor the legacy of Evel Knievel.
The documentaries executive producers include Dwayne Johnson (“Jungle Cruise”) and Dany Garcia from Seven Bucks Productions.
In 2018, “Stuntman” made its world premiere at the LA Film Festival, taking home the Audience Award choice winner for Best Documentary Feature.
When Is “Stuntman” Coming To Disney+?
Disney’s new documentary “Stuntman” will be released on Disney+ around the world on Friday 23rd July.
What Time Will “Stuntman” Be Released On Disney+?
Disney+ updates on Friday at the following times:
- Pacific Time: 00:00 AM / Midnight
- Eastern Time: 03:00 AM
- UK: 08:00 AM
- Sydney, Australia – 19:00 PM
Sometimes content can arrive a few minutes later as the servers update. The Disney+ frontpage usually updates about an hour later.
Is “Stuntman” on Netflix?
Disney acquired the global distribution rights to the documentary earlier this year and it will be released exclusively on Disney+, so won’t be available on other streaming platforms such as Amazon Prime, Netflix or HBO Max.
Will you be checking out “Stuntman” on Disney+?