Here’s some fresh casting news from some big-name filmmakers. James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad spin-off series Peacemaker has added four more actors to its roster, while Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo have added several recognizable faces to the cast of The Gray Man, their upcoming action movie that stars Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, and Ana de Armas. Get the details below.
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Netflix has always wanted to prove they’re in the big leagues. They’ve attracted huge names – Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, and more – and continue to go for Oscar gold. And now they’re ready up their game in regards to blockbuster entertainment. The streaming service is ready to drop over $200 million to make The Gray Man, an espionage thriller directed by the Russo Brothers and starring Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans. The plan is for the film to ultimately kick-off a James Bond-sized franchise for the streaming giant.
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Anthony and Joe Russo became a hot ticket after the success of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and they’re already set to direct the third Cap film. But they’re fielding other offers, too, and they’ve just sparked to a project that has been in development before. The Russos are set to write and direct an adaptation of Mark Greaney’s spy thriller novel The Gray Man for Sony. Read More »
James Gray, the director of films such as Two Lovers and We Own the Night, was once set to direct The Lost City of Z, featuring Brad Pitt. Things changed on that front, as Gray and Paramount couldn’t come to financial terms for the big-budget ‘expedition to the Amazon’ film. (Ironically, the same issue was once a stumbling block for the similarly -titled World War Z, also at Paramount, which is now in production with Pitt under the director of Marc Forster.)
But as often seems to be the scenario with Brad Pitt and certain directors, the star and filmmaker are now set to come together on another project. Pitt is in talks to star in The Gray Man, an adaptation of Mark Greaney‘s assassin thriller novel. Read More »
Mark Greaney‘s assassin thriller The Gray Man will be directed for the screen by James Gray, based on a script by Adam Cozad, aka one of the Jack Ryan reboot screenwriters. (Yep, he’s moving on from that whole LOst City of Z stall that happened last year.) The book is about a former CIA man turned assassin who has to fight through special forces teams from across Europe as he tries to save the life and family of his handler.
It’s a basic setup that we’ve seen a bunch of times before — pro killer on the run — and will see many times more. So how will this one be different? Read More »