The Gray Man is the new action thriller starring Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans and Ana de Armas. The film was released on July 15 and a few days before its release, on the 22nd, it will be available on Netflix.
The film is presented as one of the big bets of the platform this season directed by none other than Anthony and Joe Russo, the brothers who directed one of the biggest blockbusters in history, Avengers: Endgame.
The Gray Man is a spy adventure in which its protagonist is a special agent who is tasked with unofficial missions that also require a lot of discretion. The action comes with a light comic touch, very usual in the films of the Russo brothers, which makes you enjoy two sides of their films. On the one hand you get the adventurous thrill of the action, but you can also relax with a few jokes in between.
Something shocking has been to see Chris Evans in the role of the villain, and that is that he is in charge of a psychopathic adversary, a fugitive mercenary who needs to be stopped. A far cry from the Captain America we all know.
The Gray Man is based on the novel by Mark Greaney published in 2009 with the same title and which was already a literary success that led to a saga of eight more books. With all this material, the Russo brothers have had plenty of details and context to build a cinematic universe on par with Court Gentry, the protagonist, whose CIA codename is Saw Six and who is played by Ryan Gosling.
Court Gentry was recruited in prison to become a prodigious CIA contract killer, but everything goes awry when Lloyd Hansen (Chris Evans), a former CIA contractor, becomes obsessed with the idea of taking Court down. It is agent Dani Miranda (Ana de Armas) who will have his back during a relentless chase through Europe.
It should be noted that this is not a new project, as Anthony Russo confessed that they had been working on The Gray Man for nine years and that if it had not come out before it was due to his dedication to Marvel. In any case, expectations are very high due to the excellent cast and the pair of directors who are already considered true geniuses of cinema.