Netflix 'The Gray Man': Why did Ryan Gosling say yes to Joe and Anthony Russo's action thriller?
Ryan Gosling is undoubtedly one of the finest actors working in the industry right now and he has the credentials to prove it. The superstar is ready to take viewers on another enthralling ride with the upcoming movie ‘The Gray Man’ and fans are beyond excited to see their favorite actor back on the screen again. The movie sees Gosling playing a CIA Black Ops mercenary named Court Gentry who finds some shocking stuff about the organizations he is working for. As soon as he decides to expose them, the CIA starts hunting him by calling Gentry’s former colleague Lloyd Hansen (Chris Evans).
With CIA and other international assassins on his tail, Gentry should do everything and anything to save himself from the psychotic Hansen. The movie promises to be a pure action flick with Gosling giving it all in epic chase scenes and fist fights. It is one of the biggest movies of the year and has a production budget of $200 million. Gosling, who has been a part of several award-worthy films, has opened up about why he chose to do a movie like ‘The Gray Man’ and why the movie is a perfect mixture of action and drama.
Talking about the movie with Netflix, the 41-year-old actor revealed that ‘The Gray Man’ is the kind of movie that made him join the industry and how amazing it was to work with such a diverse and amazing cast. He said, “Personally, it's the kind of film that I would have loved growing up. It's the kind of film that made me want to make movies. It has such an amazing cast and it walks such an interesting tonal line.”
The star also added that even though the movie mesmerizes viewers with epic action sequences, it also gives them a story that will keep them engaged. He added, “It gives you all of the larger-than-life action sequences and set pieces, but at the same time you get to follow these characters.”
Apart from releasing on Netflix, the movie has also received a limited release date in the US and the first wave of reactions are calling the movie a “perfect blend of action and drama”. However, some critics have criticized the movie for not giving anything “original” to the viewers. Although the movie has garnered mixed reviews from critics, everyone has praised Gosling and Chris Evans for their impeccable acting. Meanwhile, some have said that the Russo brothers have given the perfect summer blockbuster.
The aforementioned reactions make us more excited about the upcoming movie that also stars Ana de Armas, Dhanush, Julia Butters, and Billy Bob Thornton in pivotal roles.
‘The Gray Man’ premieres exclusively on Netflix on Friday, July 22.