This is indeed the kind of stuff that dreams are made of. To be having an array of stalwart actors coming together in a Russo brothers movie is always super exciting but then to be having a fantastic Indian actor like Dhanush also join the movie is bonkers.
That is absolutely right. Dhanush has joined the already-star-studded upcoming film, The Gray Man and now the film's ensemble cast has become even sparklier.
The likes of Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans and Ana de Armas were already a part of the film and now, apart from Dhanush, Wagner Moura (Narcos), Jessica Henwick (Iron Fist), and Julia Butters (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) have also joined the cast. The Gray Man is based on Mark Greaney’s 2009 novel of the same name. The movie follows Gentry (Gosling) as he’s hunted across the globe by Lloyd Hansen (Evans), a former cohort at the CIA. Details of Dhanush’s role are still under wraps.
When it comes to the film, talking about it earlier, Anthony Russo told Deadline, “The movie is a real mano a mano between those two great actors who represent two different versions of the CIA, in what it can be, and what it can do. For those who were fans of Captain America: Winter Soldier, this is us moving into that territory in more of a real-world setting. That’s what this movie really means for us.”
Joe Russo added, “The intention is for it to be competitive with any theatrical, and the ability to do with with Gosling and Evans is a dream for us. The idea is to create a franchise and build out a whole universe, with Ryan at the center of it. We have all committed to the first movie, and that’s got to be great to get us to the second movie. These are master assassins, and Gosling’s characters gets burned by the CIA and Evans’ character has to hunt him down. We have a great working relationship with Netflix, and we go back almost 20 years with Scott Stuber. We formed AGBO to be an agnostic storytelling company, where we figure out the best platform. We think Netflix is the perfect place for this film.”
For context, this is Dhanush's second international project after he was a part of The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir.