The film is based on the 2009 novel by Mark Greaney that centers on Court Gentry, a former CIA operative known as The Gray Man. The film adaptation follows Gentry (Gosling), who is hunted across the globe by former CIA colleague Lloyd Hansen (Evans).
I think I just found my new inspiration to make it through quarantine! For as long as we have been doing LCB, I've shouted from the rooftops that the Russo Brothers are excellent espionage directors. 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' is not only a top 5 movie in the MCU, but easily one of the best espionage movies to come out in the last decade.
I think this fact gets lost in the shadow of their other work, such as directing the highest grossing movie of all time, which is fair. Anyway, I couldn't be more excited to see what they do with this. I really enjoyed 'Extraction', which they also wrote and produced while their longtime stunt guru/second unit director Sam Hargrave. Their dialogue can sometimes be a little cheesy outside of the MCU universe where that is tolerated, so hopefully they can get it maybe punched up somewhere else. Time to binge The winter soldier and 'The Nice Guys' for the 51293723841204124th time.