After the blockbuster success of “Extraction,” which they produced and was released earlier this year, Joe and Anthony Russo brothers are sticking with Netflix for their next directorial effort. The project is titled “The Gray Man,” which Deadline describes as a “James Bond-level franchise-starter” with “a budget upwards of $200 million.” That price tag will make “The Gray Man” the most expensive Netflix original movie to date. The movie comes attached with two big stars: Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans, the latter of whom knows the Russo brothers quite well after starring in several of their “Captain America” and “Avengers” movies.
“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.”
In the year since Avengers: Endgame‘s release, the Russos have continued to build their careers beyond Marvel. They set up their own production company, AGBO, and have worked on a number of projects already. The Russos produced Chadwick Boseman’s cop thriller 21 Bridges last year and did the same for Chris Hemsworth’s Netflix action film Extraction this year. Joe also wrote the script for Extraction and is now working on developing Extraction 2. But, they both got back behind the camera to direct Tom Holland in Cherry, which might be released later this year.
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