Netflix’s upcoming film, ‘The Gray Man’, based on author Mark Granny’s book of the same name, is bet with star-spotted cast including Chris Evans, Ryan Gosling and tamil film star Dhanush. Here’s everything you need to know.
With Netflix losing customers for the first time in more than a decade in the 1st quarter of 2022, the streaming platform has not stopped risking on high-quality productions with star-spotted casts. One of them is the upcoming ‘The Gray Man’, an action thriller based on Mark Granny’s New York Times bestseller book series of the same name.
The film was directed by the Russo brothers, who were behind some huge projects, such as ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Endgame’, as well as ‘Cherry’ with Tom Holland. And the film stars Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans, two big names in Hollywood.
With these names connected to the project, it’s not fully surprising that it’s one of Netflix’s biggest hits so far with a budget of $200 million. And, with lots of book material to adapt to, it looks like the platform is planning to create a franchise. Here’s what you need to know about this project.
Plot of The Grey Man
The Gray Man spins around Gentry, who discovers the criminal secrets of his organization. Worse, he is being aimed by international assassins because Hansen has a grant in his head. In an interview December 2021, Joe Russo rivaled the dynamic between Gosling and Evans to the hits of Al Pacino and Robert De Niro in Heat, saying, “It’s an intense action film. Both actors have very, very entertaining performances, and they are absolutely opposite to each other in the movie. And it’s a delicious social turn for Chris Evans as the villain.” He went on to glorify the chemistry between Gosling and Evans. If The Gray Man is loyal to its source material, former CIA agents will travel across Europe to pursue the same goal. It has been said that the movie depicts scenes from Prague, France and the Czech Republic, so it really is a globetrotter, you could say.
Cast & crew of The Gray Man
- Ryan Gosling as Court Gentry / Sierra Six, a CIA Black Ops tenant who was forced to flee after revealing criminal secrets about the agency.
- Chris Evans as Lloyd Hansen, a psychopathic ex-colleague of Gentry who leads Manhunt to catch him.
- Dhanush as Avik San.
- Ana de Armas as Dani Miranda.
- Jessica Henwick as Suzanne Brewer.
- Regé-Jean Page as Denny Carmichael.
- Julia Butters as Claire Fitzroy.
- Alfre Woodard as Margaret Cahill.
- Billy Bob Thornton as Donald Fitzroy.
- Eme Ikwuakor as Mr. Felix
- Robert Kazinsky as Perini
Release date of The Gray Man
The Gray Man will be released at one and the same time on Netflix and Theater on July 15th. But, its theatrical release will only last a week, after which it will start streaming worldwide on Netflix from July 22 2022.