Netflix picked up Dwayne Johnson’s “Red Notice” from Universal Pictures and added an all-star cast to the project. Rawson Marshall Thurber (Skyscraper, Central Intelligence) is directing the movie, which centers around the pursuit of the most wanted art thief in the world. The movie is set to begin principal photography in various locations in 2020 and will star Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds.
Rawson Marshall Thurber talked about the move in the announcement saying, “I’m beyond thrilled to be making Red Notice with Scott Stuber and Netflix — a company that believes in filmmakers and big ideas for a global audience.”
Johnson added, “With Red Notice, our goal at Seven Bucks Productions was to break down traditional barriers and create a true global event for the audience. Netflix has illustrated that they are the perfect partners to accomplish this goal. I admire the ambition of Netflix to become one of the biggest movie studios in the world. Their original content generates critical acclaim and invites full collaboration on every level of production.” Johnson continued, “Their unbridled enthusiasm for Red Notice is equally matched by their commitment to entertaining audiences on an international scale. As the landscape of movies, distribution and audience consumption continues to evolve, our Seven Bucks focus is to continue to find the best platform and partners to thrive in this ever changing environment. Director/writer Rawson Thurber has delivered a dynamic script that me and my co-stars and partners-in-heist, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds, can’t wait to shoot. The fun we’re gonna have making Red Notice, but more importantly – the fun the worldwide audience will have watching it in 190+ countries – all at the same moment.”
Scott Stuber, head of Netflix Film, added, “Rawson wrote a spectacular globetrotting action-adventure film. We can’t wait to bring this story and this Dream Team of movie stars, Dwayne, Ryan and Gal, to audiences around the world.”
Beau Flynn, Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Hiram Garcia serve as producers on the project, with Scott Sheldon serving as executive producer.
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