'The Gray Man' thriller with Regé-Jean Page will get hearts racing this summer

Our other crushes, Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans, will be in the Netflix spy film, too

rege-jean page in the gray man, netflix's summer spy thriller
(Image credit: Paul Abell/Netflix © 2022)

We're ready to globetrot with The Gray Man, Netflix's most ambitious project to date. We're also very ready to welcome back Regé-Jean Page onto our screens.

A far cry from Bridgerton, the duke is taking on a new Netflix role that will get hearts racing just the same. Oh, and let's not forget that this adventurous adaptation from the Russo brothers also stars Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans. (Sold!)

Trust us, you're going to burn for this action-packed film just as much as you swooned for the romance in Regency England. 

'The Gray Man' Netflix—everything you need to know

Joe and Anthony Russo, who have dominated the superhero genre, are taking a step into spy thrillers with The Gray Man, a project they've dreamt about for nearly 10 years. 

Now that the capes have been put away, at least temporarily, they've adapted the Mark Greaney novel for the big screen with an even bigger cast. The reported franchise-starter—which allegedly cost the streaming service a whopping $200 million—is meant to change the game. 

"We're big fans of the spy genre, and we're always looking for ways of how to twist it, or supercharge it, or push it into areas that feel fresh," Anthony Russo told Entertainment Weekly (opens in new tab)

Color us curious.

ryan gosling in the gray man netflix

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We've witnessed Netflix's scamming obsession with the likes of Inventing Anna and Bad Vegan, to name just a few. Shortly after the best true crime on Netflix had its moment in the spotlight, the streamer turned its attention towards romance: the Bridgerton love triangle, reality dating shows galore, etc.

Now, The Gray Man will usher in the app's thriller phase, so expect summer 2022 to be a memorable one. 

'The Gray Man' plot: what's it about?

A very elusive CIA agent (Gosling) stumbles upon a few top-secret reveals from the agency, which in turn sparks a manhunt where a far less-noble colleague (Evans) attempts to kill him. Regé-Jean Page, who stole hearts everywhere in Mayfair, is departing from his charming ways in the role of a deceitful CIA official who prefers to keep a low profile.

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'The Gray Man' cast: who's who?

The star-studded lineup is one you won't want to miss.

  • Ryan Gosling as Court Gentry
  • Chris Evans as Lloyd Hansen
  • Ana de Armas as Dani Miranda
  • Regé-Jean Page as Carmichael
  • Julia Butters as Claire Fitzroy
  • Dhanush
  • Jessica Henwick 
  • Michael Gandolfini

the gray man netflix with ana de armas as dani miranda

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How to watch 'The Gray Man'

The blockbuster in the making is coming to theaters Friday, July 15, 2022. A week later, the film will be released on Netflix on Friday, July 22. 

Sure, it might be slightly different than what we're currently bingeing, but we're all for switching things up, especially when our favorite actors are involved. 

"One thing we learned at Marvel is that you have to focus on the movie at hand and make sure that it's the best it can absolutely be," Joe Russo told EW. "Then you can worry about how you expand it beyond that."

Judging from the brief sneak peek, it's safe to assume that this is going to be one of the best spy films to add to the thriller canon. We're ready for whatever comes next.

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


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