The Gray Man, action movie directed by brothers Anthony and Joe Russo, the same directors of the last ones Captain America And Avengers, is released today in some selected Italian cinemas, before being, starting from July 22, visible on Netflix, Sky Q and also through the app on Now Smart Stick. Here you are five curiosities about the filmboth for those who will watch it at the cinema and for those who prefer streaming.
The literary reference
The Gray Man, new teaser for the Netflix movie coming July 22nd
The film is based on Mark Greaney’s debut novel of the same name, which was published in Italy in 2009 under the title Three days for a crime. James Rollins, one of the most successful authors of the new adventure fiction, called it “a book that has the effect of a bullet in the chest”.
The plot revolves around the most skilled mercenary recruited by the CIA: Court Gentry, aka Sierra Six, who accidentally uncovers some secrets of the spy agency. For this, he is hunted around the world by a former psychopathic colleague, Lloyd Hansen, who has put a price on his head.
The Gray Man, The trailer and posters of the Russo brothers’ film
The two sworn enemies are played by the well-known American actors Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans, who are joined by Ana de Armas and Regé-Jean Page. The Cuban interpreter, naturalized Spanish, has recently taken on the role of Bond girl in No Time To Diethe latest film in the James Bond saga starring Daniel Craig, while Regé-Jean Page is best known for his role as the Duke of Hastings in the record series Bridgerton.
The feature film was supposed to become a reality soon after filming Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but the success of this one and the consequent engagements of the two directors within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) slowed things down. “We should have shot it after the Marvel Studios movie. Then, however, they asked us to do Civil War and the two Avengers and so it ended up on the shelf for a while, ”confessed Joe Russo.
The similarities with Marvel movies
The director, along with his brother, also stated that the film could “go hand in hand” with the Marvel films shot in recent years: “They are action thrillers that deal with very current issues such as espionage and feature characters with very complex emotional situations. In addition, they are both works with a global flavor “.