Evans plays a sociopathic assassin opposite Gosling’s CIA mercenary in the $200 million spy thriller directed by Joe and Anthony Russo.
Ryan Gosling has been absent from theaters since starring in 2018’s “First Man,” but that’s about to change significantly. The actor returns to the big screen as a deadly CIA killer in Netflix’s massive blockbuster, “The Gray Man.” Chris Evans is co-directing Joe and Anthony Russo’s new film, adapted from Mark Greaney’s bestselling book series.
Gosling stars as “Sierra Six”, a CIA mercenary who keeps his identity a secret due to the sensitive missions he works on. But when he stumbles upon dark secrets about the agency that were meant to remain hidden, the tables are soon turned and he becomes the target of one of the government’s fellow assassins, Lloyd Hansen (Chris Evans).
Gosling recently opened up about her character, saying her ingenuity is matched only by her sense of humor.
“In almost every scene, we tried to set him up to be at a disadvantage. And it’s about watching him use everything in his environment to gain leverage,” he said. he said, “And what he uses most regularly is a sense of humor. It’s a survival tool. If he can find the funny in the absurdity of the situation, he can walk away from danger.
In addition to Gosling and Evans, the star-studded cast includes Ana de Armas, Regé-Jean Page, Billy Bob Thornton, Wagner Moura, Jessica Henwick and Alfred Woodard.
While Netflix has been hugely successful in the TV space and has released critically acclaimed films that compete for Oscars, one achievement that has eluded them is making a true blockbuster. This $200 million film, the company’s most expensive production to date, is a clear attempt to change that. Netflix has pulled out all the stops to rival studio blockbusters, enlisting many of Hollywood’s biggest stars and bringing in directors with a proven track record of box office success.
Netflix hopes the movie will launch a franchise that can be a boon to the streaming service for years to come. If the trailer is any indication, the plan is off to a good start.
“The Gray Man” will receive a theatrical release on July 15, 2022 before streaming on Netflix a week later. You can watch the trailer below:
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