Regé-Jean Page is describing Netflix’s upcoming The Gray Man as a blend between the James Bond and Jason Bourne franchises.
The Bridgerton star plays Denny Carmichael in Netflix’s big-budget spy flick and suggested that the movie combines the elements of 007 and that Matt Damon-led Bourne series to make it “something tastier all together”.
James Bond Meets Jason Bourne
“There is no limit to the scope of this film. It’s a global travel adventure, but with spies, explosions, guns, falling out of airplanes – there’s nothing that isn’t in this movie,” Page reveals. “It has this ‘How is this dude still on his feet?’ factor and it has that suave suits and sophistication Bond factor. It has that hyper-real, hyper-violent Bourne factor.”
Page adds, “It just smushes it all in and makes something tastier altogether thanks to the marriage of all those elements.”
The film is directed by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo. And the cast features Ryan Gosling as a skilled CIA mercenary who operates under the alias Sierra Six and the actor revealed he was drawn to playing the spy who wasn’t on any sort of mission.
“His goals aren’t monetary, it’s not about treasure, it’s not revenge. He just wants to have the right to sit on the couch and watch Netflix like the rest of us.” Gosling, 41, says of his character.
Both cast and crew hope that The Gray Man will mark the launch of a franchise. And if that happens, Gosling is already keen to get to work on more films.
“I loved making this film. I’d love to do it again. I’m hoping we can bump Six up to a name status at some point, just for his own sanity.” Gosling states.
The Gray Man, Netflix’s most expensive film to date, debuts on Netflix on July 22! We just saw the press screener last night, and we’ll have a review coming on FanBolt once the embargo lifts!