BRIDGERTON’s Regé-Jean Page has bagged his first blockbuster film as he joins Chris Evans in Netflix’s The Gray Man.
The actor who recently had fans swooning as the Duke of Hastings will now swap the period drama for high action scenes filmed in Los Angeles.
Regé-Jean Page has bagged his first blockbuster film roleCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Regé-Jean’s name was announced alongside Billy Bob Thornton and Alfre Woodard as joining the already star-studded cast.
Chris Evans, Ryan Gosling and Ana De Armas are among the previously confirmed names.
Regé-Jean, 31, shared the news in his Instagram stories with links to the announcement and Deadline’s breaking story.
With a script penned by the Russo brothers (Avengers Endgame), the project is said to be the streaming giant’s “biggest budget feature film”.
He will star alongside Captain America’s Chris EvansCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Regé-Jean as the Duke of Hastings in BridgertonCredit: AP:Associated Press
Billy Bob Thorton has also been announced as joining the cast of The Gray ManCredit: Splash News
Production on the action movie is expected to start in LA in two weeks time.
The thriller is based on Mark Greaney’s 2009 debut novel of the same name.
The Gray Man – assassin and ex-CIA operative Court Gentry – is to be played by Gosling.
Evans stars as Lloyd Hansen, the man tracking him across the world and trying to hunt him down.
Regé-Jean appears to be the name on everyone’s lips since his turn as Bridgerton’s Simon Bassett, with talk of him taking on the coveted James Bond role.
The actor has been widely touted as a successor to Daniel Craig in the secret agent series.
The action will be led by Ryan GoslingCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Alfre Woodard is also among the star-studded castCredit: Getty Images – Getty
A number of fans have flocked to back him for the next 007, with one writing: “We need Rege-Jean Page to be the next Bond, he’s set for stardom.”
A second posted: “He would make a great Bond, he was so gorgeous in Bridgerton.”
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