DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Fresh from an earnings report that saw it add 10 million subscribers during the pandemic, Netflix has just set its most financially ambitious feature film so far. Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans are set to star in The Gray Man, with AGBO’s Joe & Anthony Russo directing their first blockbuster since setting the all-time global box office record with Avengers: Endgame two years ago. The intention here is to create a new franchise with a James Bond level of scale and a budget upward of $200 million.
The Russos’ AGBO is producing, and the script was written by Joe Russo, with a polish by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who scripted the Russo-directed Captain America and Avengers films and who are Co-Presidents of Story at AGBO. It is based on the 2009 Mark Greaney novel that introduced the Gray Man, a freelance assassin and former CIA operative named Court Gentry.
The film will be produced by AGBO’s Russo Brothers and Mike Larocca, along with Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum for Roth Kirschenbaum. They are eyeing a January start date in Los Angeles with international locations being finalized.
The action thriller is a deadly duel between killers as Gentry (Gosling) is hunted across the globe by Lloyd Hansen (Evans), a former cohort of Gentry’s at the CIA. The Gray Man turned into a bestselling book series, and the expectation is that Gosling will continue in multiple installments. The project was developed years back at New Regency as a Brad Pitt/James Gray vehicle, but it stalled. The Russos quietly have been developing it for years.
“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.”
Said Joe Russo on the film’s scale: “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.”
This is a lot of faith Netflix is placing on the Russo Brothers, but aside from the Avengers box office record, the AGBO-produced action film Extraction with Chris Hemsworth, Golshifteh Farahani and Randeep Hooda became the most watched Netflix original movie of all time. A sequel is in the works with Sam Hargrave returning as director and Joe Russo writing the script.
The Russo Brothers formed AGBO to be a platform-agnostic storytelling production venture, but if The Gray Man works, this will give them two franchises at Netflix, each based on original IP. They are back in business with Evans, who like Hemsworth graced the four Marvel movies, and they are working with Gosling for the first time.
CAA reps the Russo Brothers, Gosling and Evans, and the latter is managed by 3 Arts.
I have updated the gallery with HD screen captures from Chris’ film last year The Red Sea Diving Resort on Netflix. Enjoy! I should be adding Knives Out captures next week.
I have updated the gallery with Blu-ray screen captures of Chris as Steve Rogers / Captain America from Avengers: Endgame released last year. This was truly an amazing film for the ending of this time. I will always love Chris as this character. It was one of the reasons I wanted to create this site from the start. I am excited for all of Chris’ future projects forward!
Film Productions > Avengers: Endgame (2019) > Blu-ray Features: Remembering Stan Lee
Film Productions > Avengers: Endgame (2019) > Blu-ray Features: Setting The Tone: Casting Robert Downey Jr.
Film Productions > Avengers: Endgame (2019) > Blu-ray Features: A Man Out of Time: Creating Captain America
Film Productions > Avengers: Endgame (2019) > Blu-ray Features: Black Widow: Whatever It Takes
Film Productions > Avengers: Endgame (2019) > Blu-ray Features: The Russo Brothers: Journey to Endgame
Film Productions > Avengers: Endgame (2019) > Blu-ray Features: The Women of the MCU
Film Productions > Avengers: Endgame (2019) > Blu-ray Features: Bro Thor
Film Productions > Avengers: Endgame (2019) > Blu-ray Features: Deleted Scenes
Film Productions > Avengers: Endgame (2019) > Blu-ray Features: Gag Reel
Film Productions > Avengers: Endgame (2019) > Blu-ray Features: Visionary Intro
I have updated the gallery with Blu-ray screen captures and bonus features of Chris as Steve Rogers / Captain America from Avengers: Infinity War. Enjoy!
Film Productions > Avengers: Infinity War (2018) > Blu-ray Features: Strange Alchemy
Film Productions > Avengers: Infinity War (2018) > Blu-ray Features: The Mad Titan
Film Productions > Avengers: Infinity War (2018) > Blu-ray Features: Beyond the Battle: Titan
Film Productions > Avengers: Infinity War (2018) > Blu-ray Features: Beyond the Battle: Wakanda
Film Productions > Avengers: Infinity War (2018) > Blu-ray Features: Gag Reel
Hello Chris fans! During this quarantine, I wanted to finally work on updating all the missing screen captures from Chris’ movies over the last years. I will work on old films later to replace with 1080p as well. Thank you for the continued support with the site! I promise some exclusive photos soon :)
For now, here are Blu-ray screen captures from Chris’ movie Gifted released in 2017. I enjoyed this movie and I definitely recommend it for anyone who has not seen it.
Film Productions > Gifted (2017) > Blu-ray Features: Deleted Scenes
Film Productions > Gifted (2017) > Blu-ray Features: Gifted: A First Look
Film Productions > Gifted (2017) > Blu-ray Features: Story
Film Productions > Gifted (2017) > Blu-ray Features: An Accomplished Cast
Film Productions > Gifted (2017) > Blu-ray Features: Inside the Equation
Film Productions > Gifted (2017) > Blu-ray Features: Marc’s Method
Film Productions > Gifted (2017) > Blu-ray Features: On Location: Gifted
Film Productions > Gifted (2017) > Blu-ray Features: Gallery
Inspired by remarkable true life rescue missions, THE RED SEA DIVING RESORT is the incredible story of a group of international agents and brave Ethiopians who in the early 80s used a deserted holiday retreat in Sudan as a front to smuggle thousands of refugees to Israel. The undercover team carrying out this mission is led by the charismatic Ari Levinson (Chris Evans) and courageous local Kabede Bimro (Michael Kenneth Williams). The prestigious cast also includes Haley Bennett, Alessandro Nivola, Michiel Huisman, Chris Chalk, Greg Kinnear and Ben Kingsley. Only on Netflix July 31.
VARIETY – Paramount has dated Chris Evans’ past-lives drama “Infinite” for Aug. 7, 2020.
The studio has also moved Eddie Murphy’s “Coming to America” sequel off that date and back four months to Dec. 18, 2020. That holiday date had been occupied by James Cameron’s “Avatar 2,” but Disney announced on Tuesday that the sequel was moving back a year.
Antoine Fuqua is directing “Infinite,” produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian at Di Bonaventura Pictures, and John Zaozirny. John Lee Hancock and Ian Shorr are adapting D. Eric Maikranz’s novel “The Reincarnationist Papers,” which is centered on the Cognomina, a secret society of people who possess total recall of their past lives. A troubled young man haunted by memories of two past lives stumbles upon the centuries-old secret society.
Earlier this year, Paramount had set the Aug. 7, 2020, for its untitled sequel to the 1988 Murphy comedy “Coming to America.” The studio hired “Hustle & Flow” helmer Craig Brewer to direct the project.
The original movie was directed by John Landis, with Murphy playing a charming African prince who traveled to New York City to escape an arranged marriage. Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley and John Amos co-starred in “Coming to America,” which was a major hit, grossing nearly $300 million at the worldwide box office.
Brewer and Murphy recently worked together on “Dolemite Is My Name” for Netflix, about comedian Rudy Ray Moore.
Yesterday (April 22), Chris Evans attended the Los Angeles premiere of Avengers: Endgame. He looked so handsome in custom Salvatore Ferragamo. Check out high quality photos from the premiere in the gallery.
Yesterday, Chris attended a Shanghai fan event for Avengers: Endgame with his co-stars, Paul Rudd, Chris Hemsworth, and Jeremy Renner. Check out some photos in our gallery!