People have been waiting for a good movie to hit the theatres. A soon to release “The Gray Man” recently announced its cast and now people are more excited about it. Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, “The Gray Man” is adapted from a novel of the same name by Mark Greaney. It was Greaney’s debut novel which was published in 2009 and it received a lot of appreciation. In 2011, James Ray was planning on adapting into a movie starring Brad Pitt but in 2015, it was canceled. In 2016, Christopher McQuarrie took over and was supposed to direct the movie but again it was canceled due to certain reasons. Finally, in July 2020 Netflix took over the project with a budget of around $200 million.
What is the movie “The Gray Man” about?
The movie stars Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Pamela Anderson, Wagner Moura, Dhanush and, Tamanna Bhatia. This is Netflix’s most financially invested project. During the pandemic, the platform saw an increase of 10 million new subscribers which has allowed them to invest in more projects. We will see Gosling and Evans going against each other for a deadly duel.
The plot of the movie revolves around an ex-CIA officer who gets betrayed by his own agency. He then goes into hiding trying to plan a strategy to get him out of the mess. The agency sends another officer to track him down and get him back. The journey of both the characters is followed and the cast makes it more exciting for everyone to watch. In an interview, Joe Russo mentioned that they have planned the movie on a larger scale and want it to be successful.
They are also planning on creating a franchise like James Bond. He stated that the intention is for the movie to be competitive with any theatrical. The ability to do with Gosling and Evans was a dream for them. The idea is to create a franchise and build out a whole universe out of it with Ryan at the center. They had committed everything to the first movie, and that’s got to be great to get them 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. They also said that they have a great working relationship with Netflix, and they go back almost 20 years with Scott Stuber. AGBO was formed by them as an agnostic storytelling company, where they figure out the best platform. They concluded by saying that they think Netflix is the perfect place for this film.
When is the movie going to release?
The production of the movie was scheduled to begin in early 2021 but unfortunately, it has been postponed because of the rising cases in California. Many movie productions have been postponed because of the pandemic. Consequently, we can’t expect things to go back to normal until the vaccine is out. Speculating the movie to release in 2022, there has been no official announcement made yet. The new cast is still being added and the best is expected as the outcome. Everything around the movie seems quite promising but we will have to wait more than a year for its release.