It's been a while since there was this kind of anticipation for a Netflix release. But when Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling are the lead actors, you can understand the hype. That's right folks, two of Hollywood's hottest are teaming for the espionage thriller, The Gray Man.
The screen adaption of Mark Greaney's novels will bring Evans back together with his Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers: Endgame directors Joe Russo and Anthony Russo. But the juiciest part? This movie got a budget of about $200 million. So, it's safe to say, we can expect some big things.
"The idea is to create a franchise and build out a whole universe," Joe Russo told Deadline. "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 character gets burned by the CIA and Evans' character has to hunt him down."
“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 told Deadline. “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.”
"We hope to get that into production by late fall or early spring, COVID dependent,” Joe Russo said. “It’s based on a tremendous book, a modern day fable that deals with magical realism and telling the quintessential Middle Eastern refugee story.” Added Anthony Russo: “There is this element of magical realism to how the experience of being a refugee ends up playing out.”
Well, with such high expectations, we're sure this is going to be a production to remember.