Dhanush, Wagner Moura, Jessica Henwick and Julia Butters have joined the cast of Netflix’s action thriller The Gray Man. Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans and Ana De Armas were earlier cast in the Russo Brothers directorial.
Dhanush on Friday took to Twitter to share the news with his fans. The actor in a statement said, “Elated to announce that I will be joining the team of Netflix’s ‘The Gray Man’ starring Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans, directed by The Russo Brothers (‘Avengers’, ‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’). Looking forward to being a part of this wonderful action packed experience. My sincere thanks to my dearest fans from all over the world for all the love and support you have been showing me throughout these years. Love you all. Spread Love… !”
Details of Dhanush’s role are still under wraps.
— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) December 18, 2020
The Gray Man is based on Mark Greaney’s 2009 novel of the same name. The movie follows Gentry (Gosling) as he’s hunted across the globe by Lloyd Hansen (Evans), a former cohort at the CIA.
THE GRAY MAN cast just got even better.
Jessica Henwick, Wagner Moura, Dhanush, and Julia Butters will join Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, and Ana de Armas in the upcoming action thriller from directors Anthony and Joe Russo. pic.twitter.com/SJcz8erjGm
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) December 17, 2020
Talking about The Gray Man, Anthony Russo earlier told Deadline, “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. That’s what this movie really means for us.”
Joe Russo added, “The intention is for it to be competitive with any theatrical, and the ability to do with 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. We have all committed to the first movie, and that’s got to be great to get us to the second movie. These are master assassins, and Gosling’s characters gets burned by the CIA and Evans’ character has to hunt him down. We have a great working relationship with Netflix, and we go back almost 20 years with Scott Stuber. We formed AGBO to be an agnostic storytelling company, where we figure out the best platform. We think Netflix is the perfect place for this film.”
The Gray Man marks Dhanush’s second international project after 2018’s The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir. The movie is his first Netflix outing.
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