Netflix recently announced a deal with the Russo Brothers, the directors of the highest-grossing film of all time, Avengers: Endgame. Endgame’s predecessor, Infinity War, was also directed by the two. While the brothers will not be bringing the MCU to Netflix, they are working on an assassin thriller with Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans.
Ryan Gosling is set to play Court Gentry, a CIA operative, in the film The Gray Man. Lloyd Hansen, the film’s main antagonist, will be played by Chris Evans. According to rumours, The Gray Man will cost $200 million to produce, making it Netflix’s most expensive film to date. Fortunately, Gosling and Evans bring a wealth of relevant acting experience to the project.
Chris Evans: Ransom Drysdale In Knives Out (2019)
In Rian Johnson’s entertaining whodunit, Knives Out, Chris Evans perfects the smug, handsome jerk. Ransom is the grandson of Harlan Thrombey, a famous crime novelist who died on his 85th birthday under mysterious circumstances.
In this dark comedy about classism, privilege, and murder, Ransom is one of many potential suspects. Evans plays one convincing playboy in the film, a spoiled brat who dresses in Aran sweaters and eats spiced cookies.
Ryan Gosling: Stephen Meyers In The Ides Of March (2011)
Ryan Gosling plays an ambitious, young campaign manager for an aspiring presidential candidate as Stephen Meyers in George Clooney’s political drama The Ides of March. Clooney plays Meyers’ boss, Pennsylvania Governor Mike Morris.
Meyers discovers the dark side of politics as he works his way through Morris’ campaign. In The Ides of March, Gosling demonstrates his ability to play a genuine, well-intentioned protagonist.
Chris Evans: Curtis In Snowpiercer (2013)
Chris Evans is set to play a villain in The Gray Man, but his performance in Bong Joon-impressive, ho’s train-bound science fiction feature demonstrates Evans’ ability to shine in thought-provoking action films.
Snowpiercer is a dystopian story about a lower-class uprising on board the eponymous train, which contains the last members of the human species. Evans’ character, Curtis, leads the rebellion against the train’s elites, who live in luxury while the rest of the passengers live in squalor.
Ryan Gosling: Driver In Drive (2011)
Drive is a neo-noir drama directed by Nicholas Rinding Refn about a Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver for heisters. Gosling plays the stuntman, simply known as Driver, and manages to give the character nuance and depth despite having little dialogue.
Gosling’s performance in Drive demonstrates his ability to communicate through body language. It also demonstrates the actor’s ability to play more complex heroes in films, which will come in handy for The Gray Man.
Chris Evans: Mrs. Freezy In The Iceman (2012)
The Iceman is based on the life of infamous hitman Richard Kuklinski, a native New Jerseyan accused of murdering hundreds for the mob. Kuklinski is played by Michael Shannon, and Chris Evans plays another hitman, Robert ‘Mr. ‘Freezing’ Pronge.
The film, set in the 1960s, follows the events leading up to Kuklinski’s eventual arrest. Evans’ portrayal of Mr. Freezy, a freelancer who uses an ice cream truck business as a front, amps up the sleaze factor.
Ryan Gosling: Neil Armstrong In First Man (2018)
If Gosling can play Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon, he can play a big-budget movie CIA operative in The Gray Man. First Man is a stunning, thoughtful biopic that follows Armstrong’s life leading up to the Apollo 11 mission, during which he traversed the Moon.
First Man was directed by Damien Chazelle, best known for his work on La La Land. Claire Foy, Kyle Chandler, Christopher Abbott, and Patrick Fugit also appear in the film.
Chris Evans: Lucas Lee In Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010)
Chris Evans plays one of Ramona Flowers’ seven evil exes in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, all of whom challenge the title character to a fight, which Scott must win in order to win Ramona’s love. The title character is played by Michael Cera, and Ramona is played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
Evans dresses as Lucas Lee, complete with a chin strap and leather jacket. Lee, a Hollywood actor, and skateboarder is Ramona’s second ex to challenge Scott. Scott will inevitably defeat Lee. Who knows how much but kicking Evans will put up in The Gray Man, but he (and his stunt doubles) know how to keep things interesting.
Ryan Gosling: Lars Lindstrom In Lars And The Real Girl (2007)
Lars and the Real Girl, perhaps Ryan Gosling’s darkest comedy, tells the story of a troubled, lonely man who falls in love with a sex doll. Gosling’s performance here has a genuine vulnerability to it, fueled by subtle humor and genuine emotion.
While The Gray Man may not be as heady or strange as Lars and the Real Girl, it is likely to contain Gosling’s raw acting abilities as well as his quirky playfulness.
Chris Evans: Captain America From The MCU (2011 – 2019)
Playing Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, on the big screen doesn’t get much more epic. Chris Evans’ recurring role as the Avengers’ leader demonstrates that the actor has what it takes to keep superhero movie fans entertained.
Evans fans will undoubtedly tune in to The Gray Man. It doesn’t hurt that the Russo Brothers and Evans are already close, thanks to their work on the previous two Avengers films.
Ryan Gosling: K In Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Denis Villeneuve’s ambitious sequel to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi noir Blade Runner is notable for its slow pacing, stunning visuals, and ambiance. While 2049 failed to perform well in theatres, it was a critical success. Ryan Gosling shines as K, an enslaved replicant forced to work as a rogue replicant hunter for the LAPD.
K is a troubled and complicated protagonist, a being yearning for independence and identity, both of which he has lost. Gosling will undoubtedly bring the same pathos and finesse to The Gray Man.
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