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Netflix Picks Up The Rock’s Red Notice, Ryan Reynolds Joins Cast

July 8, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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The Rock’s upcoming action-thriller Red Notice is headed to Netflix, with Ryan Reynolds set to co-star. Netflix announced on Monday that they’ve acquired the film, which was previously set up at Universal Pictures. The service also announced thay Reynolds has joined a cast that includes Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Gal Gadot.

Rawson Marshall Thurber, who directed Johnson in Skyscraper and Central Intelligence, is directing and writing based on his original pitch. Beau Flynn is producing for FlynnPictureCo alongside Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Hiram Garcia for Seven Bucks Productions, as well as Thurber. The film is described as “a globetrotting action-thriller centered around the pursuit of the most wanted art thief in the world,” with production kicking off next year.

“With Red Notice, our goal at Seven Bucks Productions was to break down traditional barriers and create a true global event for the audience,” Johnson said. “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. 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.”

Netflix is also in development on the Johnson-led John Henry and The Statesman.