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Ryan Gosling & Chris Evans to Star in Netflix Movie ‘The Gray Man’

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After a subscriber boom thanks to the pandemic, it looks like Netflix is looking to spend big. They have just committed their largest budget ever in their most financially ambitious feature film yet. Netflix is putting a lot of money on the movie The Gray Man, which is set to star Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans as the lead actors. Moreover, Joe and Anthony Russo will be directing this movie. Netflix is really bringing out the big guns!

Ryan Gosling & Chris Evans to Star in Netflix Movie 'The Gray Man'
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What is The Gray Man about?

Joe and Anthony Russo will be returning after breaking the all-time box office record with Avengers: Endgame. Russo’s AGBO will be producing The Gray Man, with Joe Russo writing the script. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely will be assisting him with the script, who also worked with the Russos in Captain America and Avengers. And this time, with Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling, they’re going all-in with Netflix. They’re all eyeing a starting date in January of 2021.

The Gray Man will be based on Mark Greany’s 2009 novel of the same name. Its story revolves around a freelance assassin and former CIA operative named Court Gentry. So, you can absolutely expect this movie to be action-packed. Gentry (Gosling) is hunted across the world by Lloyd Hansen (Evans), who worked with Gentry in the CIA. Moreover, the Russo brothers have been working on this for years. Anthony Russo told Deadline:

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. 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.

A movie franchise with Ryan Gosling at its center?

Moreover, Joe Russo also revealed that they want t build another franchise. This time, they want Ryan Gosling and their very good friend, Chris Evans at the center of it. He said:

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 (Gosling) 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.

Moreover, Joe Russo also talked about the great relationship that their team at AGBO shares with Netflix, saying:

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.

When will we see Ryan Gosling in a Netflix original?

And we can expect the Russos to rock it with Netflix, just like they did with Extraction. Extraction became the most-watched Netflix original movie of all time. The Gray Man could become the second franchise AGBO has with Netflix. And with Ryan Gosling as the face of an Avengers with a real-world setting is something any fan would love to see. But, we’ll have to wait a while for The Gray Man to hit the pipeline. Moreover, we can expect some delays, thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic and how it is delaying movie productions, despite proper social distancing. That is what happened with the upcoming Batman film with Robert Pattinson. So, don’t get your hopes too up about seeing Ryan Gosling in The Gray Man as you Netflix and chill.

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