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Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans in The Gray Man. (Photo: Netflix)
Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans in The Gray Man. (Photo: Netflix)

In an interview with the well-known Russo Brothers, News24's Herman Eloff learns that SA's very own Charlize Theron nearly led one of Netflix's most expensive film projects to date.

Netflix's action-packed new flick, The Gray Man, starring Hollywood heavyweights Ryan Gosling as Sierra Six and Chris Evans as the villainous Lloyd Hansen, almost saw Charlize Theron take on the lead role. 

"At one point, there was an idea, coming off of Charlize's George Miller film [Mad Max], to approach her to play the lead," the Russo Brothers, Anthony and Joe, told News24 during an international press tour for the film last week.

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