The summer months tend to get all the big movies, and this year even Netflix has a summer blockbuster of its own. Avengers Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo are in charge The gray man, an upcoming spy/action thriller that may be the most expensive film in Netflix history. This film also has an all-star cast that would make it the envy of any theatrical release. And while the first trailer is a few months away, Netflix has released some footage from The gray man cast in character.
Ryan Gosling stars in the film as Court Gentry, a CIA black ops mercenary who is so skilled that no one really knows who he really is. However, this anonymity cannot protect Court when he uncovers information that incriminates the CIA itself.
Normally, Chris Evans would play the hero in a movie like this. But the former Captain America took on a darker role as Lloyd Hansen, “an unhinged former colleague of Gentry.” Lloyd leads the manhunt to capture Court, and he doesn’t care who he has to kill to achieve his goal.
After his stunning appearance in no time to die, Ana de Armas plays Dani Miranda. We don’t know much about Dani herself, but de Armas has one of the main roles in the film, so we expect Dani to play a big part in the story.
Finally, we have Netflix star Rege-Jean Page Bridgerton. Netflix couldn’t pick up Page for a second season of Bridgerton because he wanted to move on to bigger things. In this film, he will play a character named Carmichael.
Billy Bob Thornton also stars in the film as Donald Fitzroy, with Julia Butters as Claire Fitzroy, Alfre Woodard as Maurice Cahill, Eme Ikwuakor as Mr. Felix, and Robert Kazinsky as Perini. Jessica Henwick, Wagner Moura, Dhanush, Callan Mulvey, Scott Haze, Michael Gandolfini, Sam Lerner and DeObia Oparei also have undisclosed roles in the film.
The gray man was adapted from the novel by Mark Greaney by Joe Russo, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Unlike many Netflix movies, The gray man will get a brief theatrical release on July 15 before premiering on Netflix itself on July 22.