Big News or Big Rumor?
According to unconfirmed reports, Ryan will star in the live action version of Spy vs Spy with Ron Howard directing and Saoirse Ronan and Tom Fetner costarring. Ryan will allegedly play the Spy in Black. Filming will start November 2020. The team Grazer and Howard are currently in talks with Netflix and others who are interested in producing the picture.
Spy Vs. Spy has been in development for 8 years and has finally started to move. Previously announced, Ron Howard and Imagine Entertainment will be making this film, based off the MAD Comics.
Spy vs Spy is about two agents involved in stereotypical and comical espionage activities.
One is dressed in white and the other in black and are particularly known for their long, beaklike heads and their white pupils and black sclera.
The pair are always at war with each other, using a variety of booby-traps to inflict harm on the other.
The spies usually alternate between victory and defeat with each new strip.
A parody of the political ideologies of the Cold War, the strip was created by Cuban expatriate cartoonist Antonio Prohías, and debuted in Mad #60, dated January 1961.
Ryan Gosling, will be playing “The Spy in Black”. Co-starring in the film with Gosling will be Young Hollywood Rising Star, Tom Fetner. He will be playing “The Spy in White”. Fetner finished filming Hillbilly Elegy which is another Ron Howard Film. He has also just been cast in the long-awaited film Spring Awakening as Moritz Stiefel.
Playing Tom’s love interest, “The Spy in Grey” is the superb, Three-time Academy Award Nominee, Saoirse Ronan. She will be in the Oscar-bound film Little Women coming out this December with Timothee Chalamet.
Ron Howard quoted:
“When I watched these two (Tom and Saoirse) at the first reading 2 months ago, I knew right away that I had made the right choice. You can’t fake that bond between actors.”
Let’s hope the two can recreate it for the film.
There has been no information about any release yet, but I assume once they find out if Netflix wants to have the film on Their Streaming Service, we will find out pretty soon.
This information has been given to IssueWire.com by Imagine Entertainment. Additional information and Casting is soon to come.
Tom Fetner published on his IG Stories the news, this could be considered a confirmation. He personally told me more news will come out soon. Let’s wait! And pray!