Netflix has never spent more money to produce a film than it is committing to The Gray Man.
The new Netflix movie The Gray Man–which is the most expensive original Netflix movie in history in terms of its budget–has added new cast members. Oscar-winner Billy Bob Thornton will appear in the film, alongside Bridgerton actor Rege-Jean Page and Oscar nominee Alfre Woodard (Cross Creek, 12 Years a Slave), according to Deadline.
These new cast members join the previously announced cast that includes Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Wagner Moura, Jessica Henwick, Dhanush, and Julia Butters.
Avengers directors Joe and Anthony Russo are set to direct the film, which was originally set up at Sony before it went back into the market where Netflix bought it. According to Deadline, Netflix is eyeing The Gray Man to become a new franchise, and it’s spending more than $200 million to produce the film–that’s the highest budget ever for a Netflix original movie.
Production will begin in Los Angeles later this month. The movie is based on the 2009 Mark Greaney novel that follows a freelance assassins and former CIA operative named Court Gentry.
The Gray Man is written by Joe Russo with help from Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the pair who wrote Captain America and the Avengers films.