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People aren’t just tuning into The Gray Man because it’s the most expensive film Netflix has ever produced. Oh no.
Movie fans are also watching the Russo Brothers’ latest offering because they’re desperate to see Chris Evans sporting a 70s-inspired moustache, which Ryan Gosling’s character in the flick refers to as a ‘trash ‘stache’. See Evans' facial hair in action below:
We’re calling it the Evans effect. Remember, when everyone wanted to buy an aran sweater after the actor played a murderous jerk in Knives Out? Well, this time around it’s not an antiquated item of clothing that Evans has popularised, but a slightly questionable ‘stache.
Netflix has quite literally made a stick-on version of Evans’ ‘stache and Twitter is currently ablaze with ‘stache talk.
Taking to social media to share that they were excited to see the film, one person wrote: “Celebrating my bday weekend by seeing #TheGrayMan in theaters because I can’t wait until next week to see @ChrisEvans and his trash stache and @RyanGosling.”
A second person added: “@Russo_Brothers were delightful and I loved hearing about how they work. Go see #TheGrayMan in theaters, it’s an action movie that deserves to be seen on the big screen. Also that #TrashStache is just [chef’s kiss emoji].”
A third user added: “The #trashstache did not disappoint.”
Earlier this month, director Anthony Russo explained why Evans’ character rocked the now-famous sliver of facial hair by simply telling TV Insider: “The moustache was his [Evans’] idea.”
Evans and Gosling were also joined by Regé-Jean Page, Ana de Armas and Billy Bob Thornton in the film, which cost a whopping $200 million to bring to life.
The plot centres on CIA agent Court Gentry (Gosling), who finds out something dark about his organisation.
This revelation brings Lloyd Hudson (Evans) into the picture, a ruthless assassin who will stop at nothing to take out Gentry before he makes his secret public.
But despite the film being a record-breaking feat for Netflix, it’s not gone down too well with critics and only has a 53 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
When Joe and Anthony Russo signed up to helm Netflix's most expensive film, many were expecting it to be a little more… entertaining.
With credits like Infinity War and Endgame, it’s no secret that these lads can pull together a memorable action sequence.
The Gray Man will be in theatres for a short period before hitting Netflix on July 22.