Trailer: Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans star in Netflix’s The Gray Man
James R | On 24, May 2022
Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans and the Russo brothers are teaming up for The Gray Man, arriving on Netflix this July – and a new trailer gives us a proper glimpse of the action-packed thriller.
The title refers to CIA operative Court Gentry (Ryan Gosling), aka Sierra Six. Plucked from a federal penitentiary and recruited by his handler, Donald Fitzroy (Billy Bob Thornton), Gentry was once a highly-skilled, Agency-sanctioned merchant of death. But now the tables have turned and Six is the target, hunted across the globe by Lloyd Hansen (Chris Evans), a former cohort at the CIA, who will stop at nothing to take him out.
The film co-stars Ana de Armas, Regé-Jean Page, Jessica Henwick, Wagner Moura and Alfre Woodard. You can see them in action on 22nd July, when the film premieres on Netflix. Until then, here’s the trailer:
First look: Netflix’s The Gray Man arrives this July
26th April 2022
The Gray Man will make his debut on Netflix this July, and new images give us a first look at the thriller’s star-studded cast.
Based on the debut novel of the same name by Mark Greaney, the film follows CIA operative Court Gentry, aka, Sierra Six. Plucked from a federal penitentiary and recruited by his handler, Donald Fitzroy, Gentry was once a highly-skilled, Agency-sanctioned merchant of death. But now the tables have turned and Six is the target, hunted across the globe by Lloyd Hansen, a former cohort at the CIA, who will stop at nothing to take him out. Agent Dani Miranda has his back. He’ll need it.
The fully stacked cast is led by Ryan Gosling as Gentry, Chris Evans as Hansen, Ana de Armas as Miranda and Billy Bob Thornton as Fitzroy. They are joined by Jessica Henwick, Wagner Moura, Alfre Woodard, Regé-Jean Page, Julia Butters, Eme Ikwuakor, Scott Haze and Dhanush.
The talent behind the camera is no less impressive, with a screenplay by Joe Russo, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and Anthony Russo and Joe Russo co-directing.
You can see the end result on 15th July, when the film premieres in cinemas, before it streams worldwide on Netflix on 22nd July. Here are the images:
Billy Bob Thornton, Alfre Woodard, Regé-Jean Page join Netflix’s The Gray Man
5th March 2021
Billy Bob Thornton, Alfre Woodard and Regé-Jean Page have joined the cast of Netflix’s The Gray Man.
The Gray Man is the debut novel by Mark Greaney, first published in 2009 by Jove Books. It is also the first in a bestselling series of books featuring the Gray Man, freelance assassin and former CIA operative Court Gentry. Netflix’s action thriller, based on that first novel, will follow Gentry as he’s hunted across the globe by Lloyd Hansen, a former cohort of Gentry’s at the CIA.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo (Avengers: Infinity War) and written by Joe Russo – with a polish by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely – the project was announced last year, with Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans attached to star as Gentry and Hansen.
Now, they’ve got some added company, with Billy Bob Thornton (Goliath, Fargo), Academy Award Nominee Alfre Woodard (Clemency, Juanita, Captain America: Civil War) and Regé-Jean Page (Bridgerton, Slyvie’s Love) all joining the cast. The star-studded ensemble is completed by Ana de Armas, Jessica Henwick, Wagner Moura, Dhanush and Julia Butters.
The film is produced by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo and Mike Larocca on behalf of AGBO, and Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Chris Castaldi on behalf of Roth Kirschenbaum. Executive producers include Patrick Newall, Jake Aust and Todd Makurath.
The Gray Man: Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans to star in Russo bros Netflix film
18th July 2020
Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans will star in The Gray Man, a new action movie for Netflix.
The streamer, which has added 10 million subscribers during the past three months, has enjoyed success with blockbusters in recent months, with Extraction starring Chris Hemsworth one of its most watched original movies. Now, with a sequel to that in the works and a possible new franchise in the recently released The Old Guard, Netflix is making its ambitions clear – by ordering what may be its most ambitious blockbuster yet.
Written by Joe Russo, with a polish by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, it is based on Mark Greaney’s 2009 novel and follows the eponymous freelance assassin and former CIA operative, whose real name is Court Gentry. Gentry (Gosling) is pursued across the globe by Lloyd Hansen (Evans), a former CIA colleague.
The film will mark the first directorial effort from Joe and Anthony Russo since the brothers broke box office records with Avengers: Endgame. With a series of books already proving a success, and with Deadline reporting a “James Bond level of scale” for the production, Netflix is aiming to get its own action franchise in the running.
The Russos’ AGBO is producing, with the Brothers producing alongside Mike Larocca, along with Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum for Roth Kirschenbaum.
“The movie is a real mano a mano between those two great actors who represent two different versions of the CIA, in what it can be, and what it can do,” Anthony told Deadline. “For those who were fans of Captain America: Winter Soldier, this is us moving into that territory in more of a real-world setting. That’s what this movie really means for us.”
Joe added: “The intention is for it to be competitive with any theatrical, and the ability to do with with Gosling and Evans is a dream for us. The idea is to create a franchise and build out a whole universe, with Ryan at the center of it. We have all committed to the first movie, and that’s got to be great to get us to the second movie. These are master assassins, and Gosling’s characters gets burned by the CIA and Evans’ character has to hunt him down. We have a great working relationship with Netflix, and we go back almost 20 years with Scott Stuber. We formed AGBO to be an agnostic storytelling company, where we figure out the best platform. We think Netflix is the perfect place for this film.”
The project also marks the Russos’ growing clout on the global streaming stage; the duo recently made a deal at Amazon Studios for Citadel, a new thriller series that will star Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra and have localised editions made around the world.