The Gray Man: Ana de Armas Joins Evans & Gosling in Russo Brothers’ Netflix Thriller
Golden Globe nominee Ana de Armas is reuniting with Knives Out co-star Chris Evans along with Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling (La La Land) in the Russo Brothers’ upcoming Netflix espionage thriller The Gray Man, according to Deadline.
The movie is based on the 2009 Mark Greaney novel that introduced the Gray Man, a freelance assassin and former CIA operative named Court Gentry. The action thriller adaptation is described as a deadly duel between killers as Gentry (Gosling) is hunted across the globe by Lloyd Hansen (Evans), a former cohort of Gentry’s at the CIA.
The project was reportedly developed years ago at New Regency as a Brad Pitt/James Gray vehicle, but stalled with the Russo Brothers quietly developing the project for years.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the script was written by Joe Russo with “a polish” by AGBO’s Co-Presidents of Story and MCU writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The intention for the project is to create a new franchise on a “James Bond-level” with a budget of upwards $200 million, and Netflix has now set its most financially ambitious feature film thus far with The Gray Man. The film will be produced by AGBO’s the Russo Brothers and Mike Larocca along with Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum for Roth Kirschenbaum. They are hoping to begin production in January in Los Angeles as international locations are being finalized.