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“We would see a lot of clips of Dhanush in action” – The Gray Man directors Joe and Anthony Russo on the Indian actor inspiring hand-to-hand combat scenes in Marvel movies

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The Gray Man directors Joe and Anthony Russo talk about Dhanush and how his action movies inspired them in Marvel movies.

Netflix is coming up with the Russo Brothers’ next action movie, The Gray Man, starring some of the biggest actors from across the globe, and is set to have the audience on the edge of their seats. The film stars Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas in lead roles with Dhanush in a pivotal role. Bollywood Hungama was a part of the roundtable conversation with the Russo Brothers, Joe and Anthony, and Dhanush ahead of the film's release on Friday.

"We would see a lot of clips of Dhanush in action" - The Gray Man directors Joe and Anthony Russo on the Indian actor inspiring hand-to-hand combat scenes in Marvel movies

“We would see a lot of clips of Dhanush in action” – The Gray Man directors Joe and Anthony Russo on the Indian actor inspiring hand-to-hand combat scenes in Marvel movies

Joe admitted that Dhanush first caught his attention when they were working on Marvel movies. “It was interesting that while we were working on the Marvel movies, we would research action sequences from other films as inspiration and look for ideas. We have a very good stunt team that we have worked with for years and everyone brings ideas to the table. A lot of times, we’d look at clips from other movies. I noticed that we would see a lot of clips of Dhanush in action,” he said.

Joe added, “After seeing two or three clips, I was like ‘Who is this?’ That’s how we came to know Dhanush… it was while working on Marvel films. Dhanush inspired a couple of sequences and hand-to-hand combat scenes in those movies.”

He further said, "When we were working on The Gray Man, it was the perfect opportunity because it was such a global story. The concept is that assassins from all over the world get hired to stop the Gray Man. We thought it would be fantastic to get Dhanush to play the deadliest assassin of them all who is the one who actually does stop him."

"We had no idea if he would respond to the script or if he had any interest in working on a movie like this. We are so grateful that he did because we wrote the part for him and it would have been really sad if he said no," the director quipped, with Dhanush smiling sitting beside him.

Dhanush's casting comes after Russo Brothers had Randeep Hooda in Extraction and Priyanka Chopra in upcoming series, Citadel. Joe admitted, "Anthony and I have a special love for Indian talent. There is only one other country in the world that creates movies on the scale of Hollywood and that's India. When you have a really robust film community, it produces a lot of talents who have a lot of experience. We are also working with Priyanka Chopra on our television show Citadel. We think we are on the cusp of an explosion of Indian talent around the world."

Anthony said, "We think that is an amazing development in film and world history. It is an amazing time to be an actor and creative person who wants to make movies and the people who love watching them."

Russo Brothers will join Dhanush in Mumbai soon to meet fans at The Gray Man premiere in India.

The Gray Man is CIA operative Court Gentry (Ryan Gosling), aka, Sierra Six. Plucked from a federal penitentiary and recruited by his handler, Donald Fitzroy (Billy Bob Thornton), Gentry was once a highly-skilled, Agency-sanctioned merchant of death. But now the tables have turned and Six is the target, hunted across the globe by Lloyd Hansen (Chris Evans), a former cohort at the CIA, who will stop at nothing to take him out. "The trash stache... It just leans Lloyd," Gosling tells Evans in a face-off. It seems like Court and Lloyd were work buddies at one point for CIA before now Court is being hunted down because it seems like he possesses something. Thankfully, agent Dani Miranda (Ana de Armas) has his back. He’ll need it. Indian actor Dhanush is also seen in the trailer who is indulged in an action mode.

Ryan Gosling is The Gray Man and Chris Evans is his psychopathic adversary in the Netflix/AGBO-produced thriller directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, starring Ana de Armas, with Regé-Jean Page, Billy Bob Thornton, Jessica Henwick, Dhanush, Wagner Moura and Alfre Woodard. Based on the novel The Gray Man by Mark Greaney, the screenplay is by Joe Russo, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The producers are Joe Roth, Jeffery Kirschenbaum, Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Mike Larocca and Chris Castaldi. Executive producers are Patrick Newall, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Jake Aust, Angela Russo-Otstot, Geoff Haley, Zack Roth, and Palak Patel.

The Gray Man is exclusively coming on Netflix on the 22nd of July.

ALSO READ: “The Gray Man encompasses the themes of a very complex political and rebelling against the system” – Russo Brothers


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