In the middle of summer, no Berlinale – and yet Hollywood is paying the German capital a visit in droves. Stars like Ryan Gosling (41, “La La Land”) and Chris Evans (41, “Avengers”) first came to Berlin, followed by Brad Pitt (58).
Gosling, Evans, Ana de Armas (34, “No Time To Die”) and other starts presented the new Netflix action film “The Gray Man” on Monday night. At the special screening, “Bridgerton” star Regé-Jean Page (34) and the film’s makers, Joe and Anthony Russo, walked the carpet.
In the thriller about a CIA hitman (Gosling) who suddenly becomes a target himself, “Captain America” actor Evans plays the diabolical antagonist Lloyd Hansen. In the film, he wears a striking retro mustache, which many fans are already amused about on social media.
“The second I cut my mustache at home, I knew, ‘This is going to be a topic of conversation.’ Because it really changes my whole face,” Evans told the German Press Agency. “You already have an inkling that it will have an effect. But it’s also fun to bring the character to life through these small, fitting elements.”
Director Anthony Russo said Evans came up with the idea for the unusual mustache and wanted to keep it a secret during filming. “He did a very good job. Who would have thought he would become part of pop culture.”
The approximately 200 million dollar production celebrated its world premiere in Los Angeles last week, has been shown in some cinemas since July 14 and can be seen worldwide on Netflix from Friday.
Hollywood star Brad Pitt (58) has also made a new film – on Tuesday the actor is to present the production “Bullet Train” in Berlin. Also expected at the German premiere are director David Leitch, actresses Joey King and Zazie Beetz, and actors Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Brian Tyree Henry.