‘The Gray Man’ First Look: Chris Evans, Ryan Gosling, And Ana de Armas Star In Netflix’s $200M Action Blockbuster

Netflix has taken a lot of hits lately for its spending, but if there is anyone worth giving $200M to it’s Joe and Anthony Russo. The duo are responsible for two of the all-time biggest box office hits, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, and the streamer hopes they can pull blockbuster viewership with The Gray Man, which stars Chris Evans, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, and Bridgerton heartthrob Regé-Jean Page.

EW has dropped our first official look at The Gray Man and its A-list cast. They even delivered a synopsis for the action flick:

“An elite cloak-and-dagger CIA operative (Gosling) who’s so ghostlike, even his real name is unknown. When he accidentally uncovers hidden agency secrets, he finds himself tangled in an international conspiracy, as an unhinged former colleague (Evans) puts a bounty on his head.“

The film is based on the series of novels by Mark Greaney, and if it’s a hit you can bet they’ll invest in a franchise.

With so much Netflix money being thrown around here, they have cast a number of actors who are proven commodities. Not just Page (Is it a coincidence their subscriber count dropped when he left Bridgerton?), but Jessica Henwick (Iron Fist), Wagner Moura (Narcos), and Alfre Woodard (Luke Cage). They’re joined by Billy Bob Thornton, Callan Mulvey, Michael Gandolfini, Julia Butters, Scott Haze, Deobia Oparei, and Robert Kazinsky. Damn.

The Gray Man will get a theatrical run beginning July 15th, before heading to Netflix on July 22nd.

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.