The Russo brothers, who directed Marvel movies, have revealed their next project called “The Gray Man.” It’s a movie based on a book by Mark Greaney from 2009. It will be available on Netflix in the summer.
“The Gray Man” is an upcoming action-packed thriller that will be released in cinemas before becoming available on Netflix. It features a star-studded cast, including Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Billy Bob Thornton, and Regé-Jean Page from “Bridgerton.”
Netflix is investing heavily in “The Gray Man,” allocating a whopping $200 million budget, making it the most expensive original film ever produced by the streaming platform. The film is based on the first book in “The Gray Man” series by Mark Greaney, which consists of a total of eleven books, indicating the potential for a franchise. Greaney is recognized for his collaboration with author Tom Clancy on the “Jack Ryan” series, and he continued writing the novels after Clancy’s passing in 2013. The protagonist of “The Gray Man,” Court Gentry, is a former CIA operative on a mission across Europe, likely to appeal to fans of the “Jack Ryan” series.
With the film’s release approaching in a few months, let’s discuss what we currently know about Netflix’s “The Gray Man.” We don’t have detailed information about how closely the film’s plot will follow the novels by Mark Greaney. Ryan Gosling has been cast in the lead role of Court Gentry, and other notable actors like Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Billy Bob Thornton, and Regé-Jean Page will also be part of the cast. As for the release date and availability, it was previously mentioned that the film would first have a theatrical release before becoming available on Netflix. However, specific dates and distribution details may have changed, so it’s best to refer to official sources or updates from Netflix for accurate information on when and where the film will be released.
Trailer for The Gray Man
Netflix has released an early teaser trailer for “The Gray Man.” In the trailer, former agent Sierra Six is warned that her actions will attract the attention of the CIA and the FBI. The trailer showcases intense scenes, including helicopter chases, martial arts, explosions, and powerful weapons, suggesting that “The Gray Man” will be an action-packed and thrilling film.
In “The Gray Man,” Gentry, the main character, uncovers damaging secrets held by his agency. To make matters worse, he becomes the target of international assassins after Hansen, his former boss, puts a bounty on his head. In a December 2021 interview, Joe Russo, the director, likened the dynamic between Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans to that of Al Pacino and Robert De Niro in the film “Heat.” He described the movie as intense and praised the performances of both actors. If the film stays true to its source material, Gentry and Hansen will embark on a journey across Europe with a shared objective. The movie has reportedly filmed scenes in Prague, France, and the Czech Republic, indicating its global scale.
The Gray Man cast
Ryan Gosling takes on the role of Court Gentry, a freelance assassin and former CIA operative known as the Gray Man, while Chris Evans portrays Lloyd Hansen, a former colleague of Gentry’s at the CIA. Hansen is assigned to track down and capture the Gray Man, and he assumes the role of the movie’s villain. The Russo brothers, the directors, have described Hansen as a unique and interesting character, and they believe Evans will have the opportunity to showcase his acting range in this role.
Billy Bob Thornton takes on the role of Donald Fitzroy, Gentry’s former handler who recruits him for a new mission. Ana de Armas portrays Agent Dani Miranda, who becomes Gentry’s ally on the mission. Rege-Jean Page is rumored to play the character Carmichael, although it has not been officially confirmed. Other actors, including Jessica Henwick, Wagner Moura, Dhanush, Alfre Woodard, Julia Butters, Eme Ikwuakor, DeObia Oparei, Scott Haze, and Michael Gandolfini, have also been cast in undisclosed roles. As the release date approaches, more details about their characters and their involvement in the story may be revealed.
The Gray Man: Release Date
The Gray Man will have a limited theatrical release on July 15, followed by its release on Netflix a week later, on July 22.