If star-power still matters, 2021’s Red Notice might become the biggest movie in Netflix history. The new action comedy reunites Dwayne Johnson and his Skyscraper director, Rawson Marshall Thurber, with Wonder Woman 1984’s Gal Gadot and Deadpool himself, Ryan Reynolds, along for the ride. A new trailer promises theatrical-sized mayhem.
Johnson plays an FBI profiler, while Reynold and Gadot play the internationally renowned thieves he’s out to stop. Eventually, Reynolds and Johnson team up to catch Gadot, who leads them in a chase around the world. Of course, at each stop along the way there are shootouts, fist fights, lavish parties, and explosions.
Originally snatched up in a studio bidding war by Universal Pictures, Red Notice eventually landed at Netflix, which reportedly spent an upwards of $200 million to finance and acquire the blockbuster. Shooting around the world began early in 2020 before closing down due to COVID-19. The production resumed work in the fall under protocol, which did not seem to hinder Thurber’s ability to stage wacky, explosive, spy-fueled set pieces.
Rounding out the cast are Ritu Arya (The Umbrella Academy) and Chris Diamantopoulos (Silicon Valley).
The movie is expected to hit Netflix on Nov. 12.