EXCLUSIVE: Joe and Anthony Russo’s next big-budget action movie on Netflix is building quite a bunch. Sources tell Deadline Jessica Henwick, Wagner Moura, Dhanush and Julia Butters are joining the Russos The gray man. Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans and Ana De Armas are already on board to act.
The Russians have been developing the project for some time at Sony and when the package returned to the market over the summer, Netflix was quick to acquire it and set Gosling and Evans to star. The film will be the highest-budget film in Netflix history when it comes to feature films.
The Russians wrote the script with a recent refinement by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The Russos along with Mike Larocca will produce on behalf of AGBO alongside Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Chris Castaldi through their Roth Kirschenbaum banner.
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The gray man is based on Mark Greaney’s debut novel, published in 2009 by Jove Books. It is also the first novel starring the Gray Man, freelance assassin and former CIA agent Court Gentry. The action thriller will follow Gentry (Gosling) as he is hunted around the world by Lloyd Hansen (Evans), a former CIA cohort. The film is based on the first installment of the series.
Henwick has cut her teeth in the TV world with significant roles in series such as game of Thrones is Iron fist. In recent times, he has starred in a role on the side of the film starting with the photo of Apple With ice followed by Love and monsters. It can be seen later Matrix 4, getting the coveted female lead in the last episode with Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Keanu Reeves and Carrie Ann-Moss.
Moura is best known for his role as scene thief as real-life drug cartel boss Pablo Escobar in the first two seasons of Narcos, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination. He was recently seen in the Netflix thriller Sergio.
For Butters, this marks his first major role after stealing nearly every scene in which he was alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Dhanush is a huge Bollywood star whose credits include Raanjhanaa is Asuran.
Henwick is represented by CAA and Attorney Michael A. Auerbach and Moura is represented by WME, Ascend Entertainment and Attorney Greg Slewett. Butters is represented by UTA, CESD, Anonymous Content and Peikoff Mahan, while Dhanush is represented by Lavin Entertainment.