Geez. The Russo brothers are putting together an extremely impressive cast for their upcoming feature, The Gray Man.
We already told you that the movie was set to star Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, and Ana De Armas.
Now we have just learned that Billy Bob Thornton and Bridgeton breakout star Regé-Jean Page have joined as well.
According to the recent report, they are the final additions.
The Russos have been developing the project for some time at Sony, and when the package went back on the market over the summer, Netflix was quick to acquire it and set Gosling and Evans to star.
The action thriller will follow Gentry (Gosling) as he’s hunted across the globe by Lloyd Hansen (Evans), a former cohort at the CIA. The film is based on the first installment of the novel series by Mark Greaney.
Production is expected to begin in Los Angeles in just two weeks, and it has a pretty huge budget. Some insiders say the Russo brothers are working with a budget of around $200 million.
No word on when this film is expected to be released, but with filming happening in just two weeks, it’s possible it could be released late this year, but more likely sometime in 2022.
The Russo Brothers are teaming up with Netflix for a big budget action-thriller titled ‘The Gray Man‘ and they’re setting up a nice cast to help them.
It was already revealed that Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans would star in the film, but now we are learning Ana De Armas will be joining them.
This project has been in development for a while. The brothers first tried to set it up with Sony, but it went back on the market this summer, and that’s when Netflix picked it up. It will reportedly be the biggest budget film in the streaming service’s history.
The Gray Man is the debut novel by Mark Greaney, first published in 2009 by Jove Books. It is also the first novel to feature the Gray Man, freelance assassin and former CIA operative Court Gentry. The action thriller will follow Gentry (Gosling) as he’s hunted across the globe by Lloyd Hansen (Evans), a former cohort of Gentry’s at the CIA. The film is based on the first installment of the best-selling The Gray Man book series.
So the hope here is that it’s a success and a new franchise is created. It’s a risk Netflix can afford to take because they’re swimming in cash right now.
No word on when filming may begin, but it’ll likely be sometime in 2021, depending on everyone’s schedule.
We’ll keep you posted.