Chris Evans Joins Emily Blunt in Netflix Action Movie Pain Hustlers
hollywood superstar Chris Evans will return to Netflix for her next starring role. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Captain America star just signed to appear alongside Emily Blunt (A silent place) in Adventurers of Pain, a new action movie currently in development at Netflix. David Yates (Harry Potter and fantastic beasts series) is also attached to direct the feature with the filmmaker describing the film as something like the wolf of Wall Street meets The big court. Wells Tower wrote the screenplay.
Netflix reportedly paid $50 million for the film, optimistic about its success on the streaming platform. This is the first major Cannes Film Market deal for Netflix. Whether all of this will eventually pay off remains to be seen, but it certainly helps to have strong talent in both lead roles. You can read a synopsis for Adventurers of Pain below.
“The film centers on Liza Drake (Emily Blunt), a high school dropout dreaming of a better life for herself and her young daughter, who lands a job at a failing pharmaceutical start-up in a yellowing downtown strip mall. Florida. Liza’s charm, guts and drive propel her and the company into the high life, where she soon finds herself at the center of a criminal plot with deadly consequences.”
Chris Evans appears on Netflix in The Gray Man with Ryan Gosling
This news comes shortly before the premiere of Chris Evans’ upcoming film, The Gray Man, which is also a Netflix movie. The action-thriller reunites Evans with Avengers directors Joe and Anthony Russo and co-stars Ryan Goslilng, Ana de Armas, Dhanush, Jessica Henwick, Alfre Woodard, Rege-Jean Page and Billy Bob Thornton. This movie had a massive budget and cost $200 million to produce, making it the most expensive movie the streamer has ever made.
“It looks like I’ve aggressively hit 180 [degrees] by Steve Rogers. But it kind of happened that way,” Evans previously said. Empire on film, teasing that his character is far from his Captain America hero. “I love the Russos and I’ll do pretty much anything they ask me to do. And he’s a character that I’ve never gotten to play. He’s so liberated and free and honest. What I loves about him is that we should almost fear his smile more than his scowl.
You can check out the official trailer and synopsis for The gray man below.
The gray man is Court Gentry (Ryan Gosling), CIA agent, aka Sierra Six. Snatched from a federal penitentiary and recruited by his master, Donald Fitzroy (Billy Bob Thornton), Gentry was once a highly skilled, Agency-sanctioned death dealer. But now the tables have turned and Six is the target, hunted across the globe by former CIA henchman Lloyd Hansen (Chris Evans), who will stop at nothing to take him down. Agent Dani Miranda (Ana de Armas) has his back. He will need it.
Adventurers of Pain does not yet have an official release date. You can look The gray man when it starts streaming on Netflix on July 15, 2022.