Ryan Gosling’s movie The Fall Guy sparks outrage as production closes down Sydney Harbour Bridge

Outrage as Ryan Gosling’s movie The Fall Guy closes down Sydney Harbour Bridge to film action scene – causing major traffic delays across the city: ‘It’s a nightmare’

Ryan Gosling‘s new movie The Fall Guy took over the Sydney Opera House to film scenes on Sunday, stopping traffic flow across one of the city’s busiest expressways. 

The iconic bridge was closed in both directs from 3am to 10am on Sunday, while the cycleway and footpath was closed from 5.30am to 10am. 

The Cahill Expressway walkway was closed from 2.30am to 12.30pm. 

Ryan Gosling 's new movie The Fall Guy took over the Sydney Opera House to film scenes on Sunday, stopping traffic flow across one of the city's busiest expressways. Pictured: Ryan Gosling filming on the Sydney Harbour Bridge on Sunday

Ryan Gosling ‘s new movie The Fall Guy took over the Sydney Opera House to film scenes on Sunday, stopping traffic flow across one of the city’s busiest expressways. Pictured: Ryan Gosling filming on the Sydney Harbour Bridge on Sunday   

Frustrated Sydney residents have taken to Twitter to blast the production for causing major traffic delays across the city.

‘Great to see the closure of the Sydney Harbour Bridge – 8 lanes, plus cycle/pedestrian lanes – so they could film a f**king movie. But it’s great that they can use an iconic bridge in a film because that bridge needs a bit of exposure.’

‘I just want to know how much they paid the government for such an inconvenience,’ another tweeted, while another added: ‘Surely with movie technology, this could’ve been filmed elsewhere and then rejigged to appear as if filmed on the Harbour Bridge.’

The iconic bridge was closed in both directs from 3am to 10am on Sunday, while the cycleway and footpath was closed from 5.30am to 10am

The iconic bridge was closed in both directs from 3am to 10am on Sunday, while the cycleway and footpath was closed from 5.30am to 10am

The Cahill Expressway walkway was closed from 2.30am to 12.30pm

The Cahill Expressway walkway was closed from 2.30am to 12.30pm

Frustrated Sydney residents have taken to Twitter to blast the production for causing major traffic delays across the city

Frustrated Sydney residents have taken to Twitter to blast the production for causing major traffic delays across the city

‘I just heard that the NSW government paid $1.5 million towards Ryan Gosling to film over the Harbour Bridge. Hope they didn’t wake up the 100s homeless that call under the bridge home,’ another user wrote.  

A Neutral Bay resident also told Daily Mail Australia it was a ‘nightmare’ to have the choppers buzzing around the densely populated area in the early hours. 

The full-scale production saw the bridge filled with filmmaking equipment as well as a handful of cars and trucks for what would be the epic scenes.

'Great to see the closure of the Sydney Harbour Bridge - 8 lanes, plus cycle/pedestrian lanes - so they could film a f**king movie. But it’s great that they can use an iconic bridge in a film because that bridge needs a bit of exposure'

‘Great to see the closure of the Sydney Harbour Bridge – 8 lanes, plus cycle/pedestrian lanes – so they could film a f**king movie. But it’s great that they can use an iconic bridge in a film because that bridge needs a bit of exposure’ 

'I just want to know how much they paid the government for such an inconvenience,' another tweeted

‘I just want to know how much they paid the government for such an inconvenience,’ another tweeted

Helicopters were also seen in the sky flying low as they filmed the action. 

Photos from the bridge showed production was in full swing in the harbour city with Gosling squatting next to his stunt double. 

At one point he looked to be riding on the edge of a skip bin in scenes that take place on the bridge. 

Helicopters were also seen in the sky flying low as they filmed the action

Helicopters were also seen in the sky flying low as they filmed the action

The Fall Guy began filming in September, after Gosling arrived in Australia with his wife Eva Mendez and their children. 

The flick will be based on the 1980s television series of the same name and it is set to be helmed by John Wick director David Leitch.

The Fall Guy, which premiered in 1981, was centred on a stunt man who led a double life as a bounty hunter.

A Neutral Bay resident also told Daily Mail Australia it was a 'nightmare' to have the choppers buzzing around the densely populated area in the early hours

A Neutral Bay resident also told Daily Mail Australia it was a ‘nightmare’ to have the choppers buzzing around the densely populated area in the early hours 

The full-scale production saw the bridge filled with filmmaking equipment as well as a handful of cars and trucks for what would be the epic scenes

The full-scale production saw the bridge filled with filmmaking equipment as well as a handful of cars and trucks for what would be the epic scenes

Photos from the bridge showed production was in full swing in the harbour city with Gosling squatting next to his stunt double

Photos from the bridge showed production was in full swing in the harbour city with Gosling squatting next to his stunt double

The cast of the program was led by Lee Majors of Six Million Dollar Man fame and also included Heather Thomas and Markie Post.

The Fall Guy ran for a total of five seasons, the last of which concluded in 1986.

Development on the film adaptation of the program initially began in 2010, and Martin Campbell was eyed as its director.

At one point he looked to be riding on the edge of a skip bin in scenes that take place on the bridge

At one point he looked to be riding on the edge of a skip bin in scenes that take place on the bridge

The Fall Guy began filming in September, after Gosling arrived in Australia with his wife Eva Mendez and their children

The Fall Guy began filming in September, after Gosling arrived in Australia with his wife Eva Mendez and their children

The flick will be based on the 1980s television series of the same name and it is set to be helmed by John Wick director David Leitch

The flick will be based on the 1980s television series of the same name and it is set to be helmed by John Wick director David Leitch

The project was later shopped around, and it was announced that McG would direct the feature three years later.

At the time, Dwayne Johnson was in negotiations to serve as the feature’s lead.

However, both entertainment industry figures left the project, which was picked up by Leitch in 2020, when it was announced that Gosling had signed on to star.

The Fall Guy, which premiered in 1981, was centred on a stunt man who led a double life as a bounty hunter

The Fall Guy, which premiered in 1981, was centred on a stunt man who led a double life as a bounty hunter

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