Red Notice (2021)
Red Notice (film)
Red Notice is an upcoming American action thriller film written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. It will star Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds. This marks the third collaboration between Johnson and Thurber after Central Intelligence (2016) and Skyscraper (2018). Originally going to be released by Universal Pictures, Netflix acquired the distribution rights on July 8, 2019, with the film set to be released on the platform on November 12, 2021.
An Interpol issued Red Notice is a global alert to hunt and capture the world’s most wanted. But when a daring heist brings together the FBI’s top profiler (Johnson) and two rival criminals (Gadot, Reynolds), there’s no telling what will happen.
- Dwayne Johnson as Rusty, an Interpol agent who is the world's greatest tracker
- Gal Gadot as the world's greatest art thief
- Ryan Reynolds as the world's greatest con-artist
- Ritu Arya
- Chris Diamantopoulos
On February 8, 2018, it was announced that an action comedy from Dwayne Johnson and writer/director Rawson Marshall Thurber was developed as part of a bidding war consisting of major studios fighting for the rights. Universal Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Sony Pictures and Paramount Pictures were all considered. The film would be produced by Beau Flynn through his Flynn Picture Company, with Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia through their Seven Bucks Productions banner, along with Thurber's Bad Version Inc. with Wendy Jacobson executive producing. On February 9, 2018, it was announced that Universal and Legendary won the bidding war in order to land the rights.
Johnson was confirmed to be paid at least $20 million for the first time for this film. It was later revealed that Gal Gadot also made $20 million for her role in the film, making her the third highest-paid actress in the world in 2020.
Gadot was confirmed to join Johnson on June 11, 2018. Ryan Reynolds was added on July 8, 2019. Ritu Arya and Chris Diamantopoulos were added on February 10, 2020.
Principal photography began on January 3, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. Production on the film was previously expected to start in April 2019 after Johnson wrapped production on Jumanji: The Next Level. On July 8, 2019, filming was delayed to begin in early 2020. A planned shoot in Italy was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. On March 14, it was announced production was halted indefinitely due to the pandemic.
Filming resumed on September 14, 2020. Gadot and Reynolds finished filming their parts by the end of October. Production in Atlanta was completed on November 14, before moving to Rome and Sardinia, Italy for a week of shooting. Filming in Italy was completed on November 18. With an estimated production budget of $160 million (Variety reported it could be as high as $200 million), the film is the most-costly in Netflix's history.
Visual effects artist Richard R. Hoover served as the overall visual effects supervisor for the film.
On February 26, 2020, Steve Jablonsky was announced as the composer for Red Notice. Jablonsky previously collaborated with director Rawson Marshall Thurber scoring Skyscraper in 2018.
Universal originally scheduled the film for release on June 12, 2020. The date was postponed by five months to November 13, 2020. Netflix then took over on July 8, 2019, with an undecided release date in 2021. As part of a video and letter to its shareholders in April 2021, Netflix's co-chief executive officer and chief content officer, Ted Sarandos confirmed that the film is expected to premiere sometime in Q4 2021. In July 2021, it was revealed that the film will release on November 12, 2021.