Netflix movie “The gray manAdded new names to an already impressive mailing list Wednesday afternoon. The video streaming service announced that Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page, Alfre Woodard and Billy Bob Thornton will star alongside Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans and Ana De Armas in the film.
The casting announcement came just as the film is set to begin production in California. Anthony Russo and Joe Russo are directing the film, from a screenplay they wrote with Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The Russos also produce, along with Mike Larocca, Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Chris Castaldi.
The film is based on the novel by Mark Greaney. The story follows a former CIA agent turned assassin called Court Gentry. In the film, Gosling will play the role of Gentry, who is followed by CIA agent Lloyd Hansen (played by Chris Evans).
Page currently stars in Netflix’s own series “Bridgerton” and recently starred in Amazon’s romantic drama “Slyvie’s Love”. He is slated to appear in the Paramount Pictures ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ adaptation, which has no release date yet.
Chris Evans stars in Adam McKay’s comedy “Don’t Look Up”. This project also features a fantastic cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett, Timothee Chalamet, Jonah Hill, Meryl Streep, Ron Perlman, Gina Gershon, Matthew Perry, Michael Chiklis and Ariana Grande.
Ana de Armas recently joined Estée Lauder as Global Brand Ambassador as fans await the release of her films. Upcoming releases include the Bond film “No Time to Die” and Adrian Lyne’s thriller “Deep Water” alongside Ben Affleck and Rachel Blanchard. She also stars in Andrew Dominik’s “Blonde”, based on Joyce Carol Oates’ novel. In “Blonde”, de Armas plays the actress, model, singer and icon Marilyn Monroe, with Adrien Brody and Bobby Cannavale.
Netflix confirmed the casting on social media, telling fans, “THE GRAY MAN cast keep on going get better. Billy Bob Thornton, Alfre Woodard and Regé-Jean Page have joined the Russo Brothers’ new action thriller alongside Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jessica Henwick, Wagner Moura, Dhanush and Julia Butters.
With the film going into production this month, we may start seeing posters, teasers, and other casting announcements by the end of the summer.
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