The Gray Man: Jessica Henwick, Wagner Moura & More Join Russo Brothers’ New Netflix Film
Following the recent casting of Golden Globe nominee Ana de Armas, Deadline reports that the Russo Brothers’ have made four new cast additions to their next high-profile action feature Netflix’s The Gray Man. Jessica Henwick (Love and Monsters, The Matrix 4) and Golden Globe nominee Wagner Moura (Narcos), who both have previously collaborated with the streamer, have officially been tapped to join Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans in The Gray Man. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood breakout Julia Butters and Bollywood star Dhanush have also been cast for the film.
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 Gray Man will be directed by Joe and Anthony Russo from a script written by Joe Russo with “a polish” by AGBO’s Co-Presidents of Story and MCU writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
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.
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.
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