In a post-screening press conference in Los Angeles, actor Dhanush, who makes his international debut in the Russo Brothers’ The Gray Man, stated that he had no idea how he ended up in the movie. He continued by saying how excited he was to take advantage of the opportunity to learn and explore.
Dhanush has a small yet crucial part to play in the movie. He reportedly doesn’t have many dialogue scenes while portraying an assassin. I don’t know how I ended up in this film, Dhanush replied when asked about being a part of the project and how he got a chance.
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Everyone in the room, including his co-stars Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling, started laughing at Dhanush’s response. “I was thrilled and very excited.” He continued, “Of course, I don’t get to say much in the film. I was super thrilled and was looking for an opportunity to learn and explore.”
Recently, Joe and Anthony Russo, the duo directors, discussed Dhanush in a Twitter Spaces chat. “We are big fans of him. We wrote the character keeping him in mind. You can expect a new film starring his character in the lead soon.”
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When discussing his role, they had said, “He plays one of the top assassins of the world and has two major fight blocks in the film. Dhanush has a great camera presence and we loved seeing him perform,” they said.
“Elated to announce that I will be joining the team of Netflix’s The Gray Man starring Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans, directed by The Russo Brothers (of Avengers fame),” Dhanush had stated in a statement upon being signed for The Gray Man. “I’m looking forward to being a part in this wonderful action experience. Looking forward to being a part of this wonderful action experience. My sincere thanks to my dearest fans from all over the world for all the love and support you have been showing me throughout these years.”
Thiruchitrambalam, a movie he directed in Tamil, is currently scheduled for release.