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The Gray Man: Shot for 20 Days But Had to Stay in the USA for Over 4 Months, Says Actor Dhanush

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Dhanush At The 'Asuran' Audio Launch
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Actor Dhanush, during a Twitter Spaces interaction along with the crew of his upcoming Tamil film Jagame Thandhiram, revealed that despite the limited number of days to shoot his portions in The Gray Man, he had to stay in the US for over four months due to the current Covid-19 pandemic.

Dhanush, who is still in the US, has been shooting in Los Angeles, California, for The Russo Brother’s upcoming Netflix film, The Gray Man. On Tuesday, directors Anthony and Joe Russo announced on social media that the film’s shooting had been wrapped up in the US. The team will soon leave to shoot in other locations.

Talking about staying in the US, the Karnan actor said, “The work involved was just for 20 days but due to the current Covid situation, I could not return to India. I had to stay here and finish this. I had to undergo a month of stunt training but in terms of shooting, the days were less.”

Asked about the film’s shoot, Dhanush added that the shooting went well and that he learnt a lot. “The Gray Man is a really good opportunity for me, and I am focusing on using this opportunity well,” he said.

Revealing that he was homesick, Dhanush said it was mentally challenging to stay away from home for so long. “I will return home in another two weeks,” he mentioned.

The Gray Man features an ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Jessica Henwick, Wagner Moura, Julia Butters, Regé-Jean Page, Billy Bob Thorton, and Alfre Woodard.

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.

The Gray Man is a crime thriller based on the debut novel of the same name by American author Mark Greaney. The novel, published in 2009, revolves around a former Central Intelligence Agency operative and freelance assassin Court Gentry. The 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.

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