Deadline is exclusively reporting that Regé-Jean Page, Billy Bob Thornton and Alfre Woodard are the latest names to join the cast of the upcoming espionage thriller The Gray Man from the Russo Brothers at Netflix.
The thriller, based on the Mark Greaney novel of the same name released in 2009, is a deadly duel between killers as Court Gentry is hunted across the globe by Lloyd Hansen, a former cohort of Gentry’s at the CIA.
The report doesn’t state what role the trio will be playing in the film.
The project was originally in development years back at New Regency, with Brad Pitt and James Gray initially being eyed for it but stalled, and since then, The Russo Brothers have quietly been developing the project for years. Netflix are going all in on the project, with The Russo’s being given a carte blanche with a budget upward of $200m, which is an astounding budget for a Netflix original film project.
The novel was adapted by Joe Russo, with the script polished by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, with The Russo’s AGBO producing the project.