In the documentary trailer Stuntman, stuntman Eddie Braun explains that while he’s the face we never see, we’ve seen his work hundreds of times in movies and on TV. The veteran stuntman has always admired Evel Knievel and although Braun is at the end of his career, he couldn’t pass up the opportunity to attempt Knievel’s incredibly dangerous Snake River Canyon rocket jump.
Evel Knievel’s son Kelly Knievel is executive producer of the Disney + documentary which gives a behind-the-scenes look at Eddie Braun’s career and his attempt to complete the 1974 stunt that nearly claimed Evel Knievel’s life. Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia and Brian Gewirtz of Seven Bucks Productions are also executive producers.
Driven Pictures’ Steven Golebiowski, Eddie Braun and Kurt Mattila produced, with Mattila directing and editing.
Stuntman premieres on Disney + on Friday, July 23, 2021.
Stuntman Description, courtesy of Disney +:
He follows professional Hollywood stuntman Eddie Braun as he sets up and attempts the most dangerous stunt of his career. Contemplating retirement and having survived more than three decades of hellish car crashes, explosions, high falls and death-defying jumps, Eddie Braun decides to end his career by recreating the infamous Snake River rocket jump. Canyon, a daring televised event that nearly killed the man who inspired Eddie to become a professional stuntman: Evel Knievel. Eddie teams up with Scott Truax, the son of the NASA rocket scientist who built Evel’s original doomed rocket and together they hope to clear the canyon with the Truax surname.
With new music from rock icon Slash (with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators) and a haunting score by Jeremy Zuckerman (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Stuntman straddles the line between documentary and non-fiction action flick, offering a rare look at the entertainment industry’s most dangerous and anonymous profession through the eyes of one of its renowned veterans as ‘he’s risking his life for some of the world’s biggest action stars.