Captain America 2 directors take over The Grey Man Winter Soldier directors Joe and Anthony Russo have signed on to write and direct The Grey Man. Long, long in development, the adaptation of Mark Greaney’s espionage novel has been passed around Hollywood desks for years. Originally set up with James Grey directing Brad Pitt in the main role, both have long since passed – with the Russo brothers now looking for their new lead. A spy thriller in the classic ’70s mould (a style that heavily influenced the Russo’s take on Captain America), it’s the story of a CIA spook turned assassin who goes on the run to try and save his daughters.