Screen Junkies » The Gray Man http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:14:46 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Brad Pitt Eyes ‘The Gray Man’, But Not In A Creepy Way http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/brad-pitt-eyes-the-gray-man-but-not-in-a-creepy-way/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/brad-pitt-eyes-the-gray-man-but-not-in-a-creepy-way/#comments Mon, 15 Aug 2011 22:25:23 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=224600 It's rude to stare, Brad.

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In Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Brad Pitt played a very good assassin. But in The Gray Man, he would play the world’s BEST assassin, which is nothing to sneeze at. Like Jason Bourne, Ethan Hunt, and so many other operatives, his last gig went bad and now he’s on the run from the very people that employed him.

The film is an adaptation from Mark Greaney’s novel, with the adaptation being completed by Adam Cozad. The film will be helmed by James Gray, who is kind of an obvious choice, given the title. The talks aren’t final yet, so nothing is certain, but negotiations are far enough along that the studio feels comfortable letting the world know that Pitt is “in like” with the project and hoping to take things to the next level. (Variety)

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James Gray To Helm ‘The Gray Man’, Yes He Realizes That’s His Last Name Too http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/james-gray-to-helm-the-gray-man-yes-he-realizes-thats-his-last-name-too/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/james-gray-to-helm-the-gray-man-yes-he-realizes-thats-his-last-name-too/#comments Fri, 14 Jan 2011 18:02:45 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=16765 Director James Gray (We Own The Night) is working on his next movie, an adaptation of the novel The Gray Man by Mark Greaney.

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Director James Gray (We Own The Night) is working on his next movie, an adaptation of the novel The Gray Man by Mark Greaney. The book covers familiar Bourne Identity-like ground, about an assassin forced to fight his way across Europe in order to save his CIA handler and handler’s family. But Gray (who, interestingly enough, has a surname that is identical to one of the words in the title of the movie he’s directing) has a pretty bold and unique idea for how to differentiate his movie from the myriad thrillers of the past: He wants to shoot The Gray Man almost entirely from the point of view of the assassin. It’ unknown whether this means he’s going to go for a totally first-person gimmick like The Lady in the Lake, or if he has a more subtle approach in mind. Here he is telling Deadline about his desire to differentiate himself from second and third Bourne movie director Paul Greengrass:

“What he did was a documentary-style objective approach, and he owns that style. I want to do the opposite, which feels like a good way to sympathize with a professional hitman. You humanize him by never distancing yourself from his experience. This story has emotional stakes that enable me to do that.”

This probably sounds very interesting to you if you’re a sucker for stylistic gimmicks like me. We’ll see if it ends up being an asset to the movie or a distraction.

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