Earlier last year it was reported that Russo Brothers will be bringing another action-packed film for Netflix.
Helmed by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo, the film stars Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling in the lead roles. The film is titled ‘The Gray Man’ and is based on the 2009 Mark Greaney novel about a freelance assassin and former CIA operative named Court Gentry. The film also stars Indian actor Dhanush in a pivotal role.
Russo Brothers shared the photo of the clapboard on his social media handle informing that the makers have begun the shoot.
According to the reports, it will be Netflix’s most expensive film set over a budget of $200 million.
According to an earlier report of a daily, “The action thriller is 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 turned into a bestselling book series, and the expectation is that Gosling will continue in multiple installments. The project was developed years back at New Regency as a Brad Pitt/James Gray vehicle, but it stalled. The Russos quietly have been developing it for years.”
“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 Russo was quoted as saying. “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.”
Russo Brothers’ production company AGBO will produce the film while Joe Russo penned the script, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely taking the final call. The movie arrives on Netflix in 2022.