The writers and directors behind the Marvel Studios movie are set to bring “The Gray Man” – a film based on a series of bestsellers from Mark Greaney – to the streaming giant and the big wigs have committed more than $200 million to the project that will see Evans opposite Gosling as his character's arch-nemesis.
The astronomical figure is significant given the fact that it will mark the first time in the company's history that it has elected to climb to such heights in order to finance a blockbuster of this scale.
Gosling, 39, is tapped to star as an ex-CIA operative, Court Gentry, who has since become a gun-for-hire while Evans, also 39, plays Gentry's former colleague, Lloyd Hansen, who is handed the obvious assignment of pursuing Gentry.
“The Gray Man” will be written and directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, two brothers who Evans is incredibly familiar with, in the sense that the Russo brothers also helmed “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” which starred Evans in 2014.
《灰色人》由Joe Russo和Anthony Russo担任编剧和导演，Russo兄弟二人在2014年曾执导埃文斯出演的《美国队长：冬日战士》，埃文斯和这两兄弟的关系非常好。
“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,” Anthony Russo told Deadline. “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.”
What's more, is the original "Gray Man" project reportedly began its development some years back at New Regency with Brad Pitt and James Gray tied to the project at the time, however, the project stalled and the Russos swooped in and have been quietly developing it for years, according to the outlet.