Netflix on Wednesday announced the addition of three more cast members to their biggest budget movie, The Gray Man. The three faces joining are Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page, Golden Globe winner Billy Bob Thorton, and Primetime Emmy award winner Alfre Woodard.
These new cast members join the previously announced cast that includes Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Wagner Moura, Jessica Henwick, Dhanush, and Julia Butters.
The report in Deadline added that Netflix is eyeing The Gray Man to become a new franchise.
The Netflix original is a crime thriller based on the debut novel by American author Mark Greaney’s The Gray Man. The novel, published in 2009, revolves around a former Central Intelligence Agency operative and freelance assassin Court Gentry.
The action thriller film will follow Gentry (played by Gosling) as he’s hunted across the globe by Lloyd Hansen (Evans), a former cohort of Gentry’s at the CIA. A Deadline exclusive report stated that the production of The Gray Man is starting in two weeks in Los Angeles.
Tamil actor Dhanush, who was last seen in Pattas and has a Netflix release lined up in 2021, joined the cast of The Gray Man in December 2020, making it his second international film, after the 2018 French adventure comedy The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir directed by Ken Scott. No official announcement regarding the film’s release date has been made yet.
The Gray Man’s script has been written by the Russo Brothers, along with Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
Besides directing and scriptwriting, the Russo Brothers will also co-produce the film with Mike Larocca under their production banner, AGBO, along with Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Chris Castaldi under their banner of Roth Kirschenbaum Films.