‘Iron Fist’ Star Jessica Henwick Joins Russo Brothers’ Action Flick ‘The Gray Man’

Jessica Henwick was one of the breakout stars of Marvel’s series of Netflix shows. Her performance Colleen Wing in Iron Fist made her more popular than its actual star. While it was eventually decided that none of those shows were part of the MCU, Henwick is at least getting a chance to work with Marvel’s two biggest guns, the Russo Brothers, on their upcoming Netflix blockbuster, The Gray Man.

Deadline reports Henwick has joined the cast of The Gray Man, which is led by Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, and the recently-cast Ana de Armas. Also coming aboard is a terrific group including Wagner Moura (Narcos), Julia Butters (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), and Indian superstar Indian superstar Dhanush (Raanjhanaa).

The film is based on the first of Mark Greaney’s novels about “freelance assassin and former CIA operative Court Gentry. The action thriller will follow Gentry (Gosling) as he’s hunted across the globe by Lloyd Hansen (Evans), a former cohort at the CIA.” 

It’s been a string of high-profile films for Henwick since Iron Fist concluded. She starred alongside Kristen Stewart in Underwater, and had roles in On the Rocks, and can be seen right now in Love and Monsters opposite Dylan O’Brien. Coming up she has The Matrix 4 and Godzilla vs. Kong, so The Gray Man fits right in as Henwick has been drawn to blockbusters of late.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.