Netflix has given fans an official release date for the Russo Brother’s upcoming spy action-thriller, The Gray Man. Featuring one of the sexiest all-star casts of the year, the movie will hit theatres on July 15, followed by its streaming release on July 2022. Also included within the date announcement are some first-look photos, led by Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans and Ana de Armas.
Based on Mark Greaney’s 2009 novel, The Gray Man pivots around a former global assassin and CIA operative Court Gentry (Gosling). However, the tables have turned, and Gentry is now the target, hunted across the globe by Lloyd Hansen (Chris Evans), a former cohort at the CIA, who will stop at nothing to kill him.
Working alongside Gosling and Evans is Ana de Armas, Jessica Henwick, Wagner Moura, Alfre Woodard, Regé-Jean Page, Billy Bob Thornton, Julia Butters, Dhanush, Scott Haze, Calla Mulvey, Eme Ikwuakor, Michael Gandolfini, Sam Lerner, Robert Kazinsky, and DeObia Oparei. At the helm are Avengers: Endgame filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo from a script written by the former with some help from Marvel Cinematic Universe writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
For fans of the Russo brothers, The Gray Man marks an exciting new premise, namely due to its ridiculous budget. When production was announced in July 2020, Netflix confirmed that the Ryan Gosling-led flick was its “most expensive film to date”. With a reported budget of around USD$200 million, the action blockbuster isn’t backwards coming forwards, and both the Russo brothers and Netflix haven’t been shy in stating the film will spawn the beginnings of something much larger. Both parties are reportedly eyeing a full-scale franchise on a ‘James Bond-level’.As a bunch of movie buffs, we certainly hope so.
The Gray Man releases in theatres on July 15 and will hit the streaming service in July 2022. You can check out the first official images above.