Netflix’s latest spy thriller sees Regé-Jean Page in his biggest role since Bridgerton

Thriller The Gray Man is set to be Netflix’s biggest-budget feature film yet, with a star-studded cast to boot.

He may have stolen millions of hearts as the dashing Duke of Hastings in season one of Bridgerton, but Regé-Jean Page has teamed up with Netflix once more in an even more pulse-raising role.

Turning his hand at a high octane thriller from the directors of Avengers: Endgame, Page joins a seriously starry cast that includes the likes of Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans and Ana De Armas. 

The Gray Man, which is expected to be the biggest-budget feature film in Netflix’s history, costing upward of $200 million, promises all the mystery, intrigue and plenty of action of a classic spy thriller.

In short, it’s going to be iconic.

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According to Deadline, the upcoming film stars Gosling as Court Gentry, aka the Gray Man, a freelance assassin and former CIA operative who was once a once a highly-skilled, Agency-sanctioned merchant of death.

“But now the tables have turned and Six is the target, hunted across the globe by Lloyd Hansen (Chris Evans), a former cohort at the CIA, who will stop at nothing to take him out. Agent Dani Miranda (Ana de Armas) has his back. He’ll need it.”

Much of the project is still under wraps, but newly released first-look images did give us a few more clues as to how the drama will go down: on trains, trams and in nightclubs, it seems.

Ryan Gosling in Netflix’s The Gray Man

While much remains unknown about de Armas’ character, a synopsis for the film reveals her name to be Agent Dani Miranda. 

Ana de Armas in Netflix’s The Gray Man

And who, exactly, Page will play is also being kept under wraps. Netflix’s images show him sitting pensively in a dark room, dressed in a sharp suit, so we can hazard a guess that he’s an agent of some kind. But which side will he fall on: the hunters or the prey?

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What is The Gray Man about?

Based on the debut novel by Mark Greaney, The Gray Man follows the story of freelance assassin and former CIA operative Court Gentry (Gosling). According to Deadline, the film will see Gentry “hunted across the globe” by a former CIA cohort Lloyd Hansen (Evans), who wants him dead.

As the IMDb synopsis for the film reads: “In Europe, a CIA operative-turned-assassin looks to evade mysterious forces as he tries to save the lives of the daughters who don’t know he exists.” 

The Gray Man is based on the 2014 thriller of the same name by Mark Greaney.

Although we don’t know how closely the film will follow the book, we do know that Mark Greaney’s Gray Man series consists of nine books (with a tenth due out later this year), so it’s possible that the film might bring in references from the later titles and/or get several sequels if it ends up being a hit.

Ryan Gosling in Netflix’s The Gray Man

Who is in the cast for The Gray Man?

The cast for The Gray Man is, quite simply, next level – although only three of the cast members actually have characters attached to them at this point.

As we’ve already mentioned, Gosling and Evans will play Gentry and Hansen respectively, with Alfre Woodard set to play Maurice Cahill, an old friend of Gosling’s character.  

Other members of the cast include Page (who is also set to star in the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons film), Knives Out and No Time To Die star De Armas and Game Of Thrones’ Jessica Henwick.

Reacting to the news of his casting on his Instagram, Page reposted several news articles alongside various ‘mind blown’ emojis, so it’s safe to say he’s feeling pretty excited about his new role.

Other famous faces set to appear in the film include Billy Bob Thornton, Dhanush, Wagner Moura and Julia Butters. 

Is there a trailer for The Gray Man?

Not yet – but with a summer release date confirmed, we’re sure we won’t have to wait long for a slice of the action.

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When will The Gray Man be released?

The Gray Man is confirmed to arrive on Netflix on 22 July, so there’s not long to go. We can’t wait for the electric ensemble cast to light up our screens.

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