Based on Mark Greaney’s novel The Gray Man, the film is directed by Joe Russo, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The Gray Man marks Dhanush’s Hollywood debut.
Actor Dhanush made a splash at the screening of the upcoming Netflix movie The Gray Man in Los Angeles earlier this week. In a dark blue suit and with a new haircut, Dhanush received a lot of praise from fans for his new look. He makes his international debut with this film by The Russo Brothers, which also stars Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans and Ana De Armas. Also read: The Gray Man: Dhanush gives a tough fight to Ryan Gosling in new clip, fans say it’s a ‘cakewalk for him’. Watch
Dhanush plays a small but pivotal role in the film, which will premiere on Netflix on July 22. He will be seen as a murderer, but with hardly any lines.
Several fans praised the new look of Dhanush, a dark mullet. One fan wrote: “Man of style (sic).” Another fan wrote in Tamil: “He tops it off with this haircut (sic).” Another fan wrote: “That funk (sic).” Many fans pointed out that Dhanush’s style and swagger is right.
On Monday, at the press conference after the Los Angeles screening, Dhanush spoke about how he ended up being part of the project. When asked how he got the opportunity, Dhanush said, “I don’t know how I got into this movie.” Dhanush’s reaction caused everyone in the room to burst out laughing, including his co-stars.
He added: “I was excited and very excited. Of course I’m not allowed to say much in the film. I was super excited and was looking for an opportunity to learn and explore.”
Not long ago, the directorial duo of Joe and Anthony Russo talked about Dhanush in a Twitter Spaces chat. “We are big fans of him. We wrote the character with him in mind. You can expect a new movie soon with his character in the lead.”
They said of his role, “He plays one of the best killers in the world and has two big fighting blocks in the film. Dhanush has a great camera presence and we loved seeing him perform,” they said.