Netflix announced with a tweet that along with Dhanush, the film will also star Jessica Henwick, Wagner Moura, and Julia Butters.
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Dhanush’s fans and fellow industry colleagues could not contain their excitement at the announcement. Actor Prasanna wrote, “Super proud of u @dhanushkraja bro,” while another person said, “Proud moment for all Tamil, South & Indian cinema fans.”
For the uninformed, Dhanush made his international debut in The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir that released in 2019. Speaking about The Gray Man, the film is based on the novel by Mark Greaney and is reportedly budgeted at $200 million (nearly Rs 1500 crore).
Anthony Russo told Deadline, “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. 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.”
Joe Russo added, “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.”