Prague to play Bangkok in ‘The Gray Man’, starring Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans

The Gray Man, starring Ryan Gosling (Drive) and Chris Evans (Captain America) and directed by Joe and Anthony Russo (Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame), is currently filming in Los Angeles and headed to Prague later this spring as the production transitions to European locales.

While the Czech capital is expected to fill in for a variety of European destinations in the globetrotting thriller, it will also play an unexpectedly exotic locale for one of The Gray Man’s major action sequences: Bangkok, Thailand.

The sequence will take place during Songkran, the national New Year’s festival in Thailand. During the five-day festival, residents of Bangkok soak each other and any unwitting tourists passing through the city’s streets with water from buckets, hoses, and water pistols.

For The Gray Man, the sequence has been described as one of the film’s major action set pieces and will involve the participation of a whopping 800 extras.

The scene is tentatively scheduled to be shot on July 13, 2021, and will run overnight to the morning of July 14.

Local casting agencies are currently looking for 800 extras of Asian heritage who can pass off as Thai for the scene to take part in filming. If you fit the bill, you can sign up here.

Prague will also serve as the primary European shooting location for other scenes in The Gray Man throughout late spring and early summer, so keep an eye out for other updates.

The Gray Man is a Jason Bourne-esque globetrotting thriller about a former CIA operative who has become an assassin, and is tracked by his former handlers throughout Europe to save the daughters who don’t know he exists.

Gosling will star as Court Gentry, the former CIA operative, while Evans will play Lloyd Hansen, who leads the chase for him throughout Europe.

The all-star cast also features Dhanush, Ana de Armas, Jessica Henwick, Wagner Moura, Julia Butters, Regé-Jean, Page Billy Bob Thornton, Alfre Woodard, Callan Mulvey, Eme Ikwuakor, Scott Haze, and Michael Gandolfini.

At a budget of $200 million, The Gray Man will be the most expensive Netflix production to date.


Jason Pirodsky

Jason Pirodsky

Jason Pirodsky has been writing about the Prague film scene and reviewing films in print and online media since 2005. A member of the Online Film Critics Society, you can also catch his musings on life in Prague at and tips on mindfulness sourced from ancient principles at

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