The Netflix production The Gray Man is due to shoot in Prague and other Czech locations this spring.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, The Gray Man boasts a star-studded cast headlined by Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling.
Joe Russo wrote the script, based on the 2009 novel of the same name by Mark Greaney, and the script was also given a polish by regular Russo collaborators Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who are co-presidents of story at AGBO and the writers on “Avengers: Endgame” and “Avengers: Infinity Wars.”
The Gray Man has just begun filming in Los Angeles, with the L.A. shoot expected to run through the end of April.
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 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.”
The outstanding cast is rounded out by Jessica Henwick, Wagner Moura, Dhanush, Julia Butters, Billy Bob Thornton, and Alfre Woodard.
Outside of Gosling and Evans, we don’t know what roles the rest of the cast will be playing as of yet.
Netflix has yet to confirm a release date for the movie, but it seems unlikely that it’ll be hitting the streaming service in 2021.
With an estimated budget of $200 million, The Gray Man could become the most expensive original Netflix production ever made to date, beating Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman ($159 million).