AUDIENCES are gearing up for the opportunity to watch The Gray Man, the film adaptation of Mark Greaney’s novel of the same name.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, known as the Russo brothers, The Gray Man was released in July 2022.
When is The Gray Man’s release date?
In July 2020, The Gray Man entered production and it was announced that the Russo brothers signed on to direct.
Between March and July 2021, filming for the action movie took place in California, the Czech Republic, and France.
The cinematic thriller was out for limited theatrical distribution on July 15, 2022.
A week after its run on the big screen, Netflix released The Gray Man on July 22.
Who is in the cast?
Following news of The Gray Man’s production in July 2020, a number of actors also became attached to the film.
Ryan Gosling was one of the first stars to sign on to the project.
Frequent Russo brothers collaborator, Chris Evans, also joined the cast.
Joe Russo told Deadline of their casting: “The intention is for it to be competitive with any theatrical, and the ability to do with Gosling and Evans is a dream for us.”
“The idea is to create a franchise and build out a whole universe, with Ryan at the center of it.”
The director further shared: “These are master assassins, and Gosling’s character gets burned by the CIA, and Evans’ character has to hunt him down.”
“We have all committed to the first movie, and that’s got to be great to get us to the second movie.”
Starring alongside Gosling and Evans is Deep Water actress, Ana de Armas.
The Gray Man is just one of Ana’s on-screen projects slated for 2022.
She’s also set to star as Marilyn Monroe in Netflix’s Blonde.
The cast roster for The Gray Man also includes Jessica Henwick, Dhanush, Billy Bob Thornton, Alfre Woodard, Regé-Jean Page, and Michael Gandolfini.
What is the plot?
The plot of The Gray Man is expected to follow Mark Greaney’s 2009 original novel closely.
The Russo brothers told Deadline what fans can expect from their first action-thriller since Avengers: Endgame.
Anthony told the publication: “The movie is a real mano a mano between those two great actors who represent two different versions of the CIA, in what it can be, and what it can do.”
“For those who were fans of Captain America: Winter Soldier, this is us moving into that territory in more of a real-world setting.”
Joe added to his brother and fellow director’s comments: “It’s based on a tremendous book, a modern-day fable that deals with magical realism and telling the quintessential Middle Eastern refugee story.”
“There is this element of magical realism to how the experience of being a refugee ends up playing out.”