Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Writers: Mark Greaney, Joe Russo, Christopher Markus
Stars: Ana de Armas, Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans
Ryan Gosling has been absent from theaters since he starred in 2018’s “First Man,” but that’s about to change in a big way. The actor returns to the big screen as a deadly CIA assassin in Netflix huge blockbuster “The Gray Man.” Chris Evans co-stars in the new movie from Joe and Anthony Russo, which was adapted from Mark Greaney’s best-selling book series.
Gosling plays “Sierra Six”, a top CIA mercenary who keeps his identity a secret due to the sensitive missions he works on. But when he stumbles upon some dark secrets about the agency that were supposed to remain hidden, the tables soon turn and he becomes the target of one of the government’s other top assassins, Lloyd Hansen (Chris Evans).
Gosling recently spoke about his character and said that his wit is matched only by his sense of humor.
“In almost every scene, we tried to set him up so he was at a disadvantage. And it’s about seeing him use whatever is around him to gain influence,” he said. “And what he uses most consistently is a sense of humor. It is a survival tool. If he can find what’s funny about the absurdity of the situation, he can distance himself from the danger involved.”
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 enjoyed massive success in the television space and has released critically acclaimed movies that compete for Oscars, one achievement that has eluded them is making a bona fide blockbuster. This $200 million film, the company’s most expensive production to date, is a clear attempt to change that. Netflix went to great lengths to compete with studio blockbusters, recruiting several of Hollywood’s biggest stars and hiring directors with a proven track record of box office success.
Netflix hopes the film will launch a franchise that can be an asset to the streaming service for years to come. If the trailer is any indication, the plan is off to a good start.
Watch The Gray Man 2022 Official Trailer: