Only in the AJC: Netflix’s ‘Red Notice’ starring Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot shooting in Atlanta in 2020

Credit: CR :Getty Images. Next big-budget film shooting in Atlanta stars the Rock, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds

Credit: CR :Getty Images. Next big-budget film shooting in Atlanta stars the Rock, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds

Originally posted Sunday, November 24, 2019 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot and new Powder Springs homeowner Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson are set to spend a good portion of early 2020 in Atlanta for a new Netflix heist film "Red Notice."

The big-budget film is scheduled to shoot at Atlanta Metro Studios in Union City.

The film just opened pre-production offices with actual production set to begin in January and run through March in Georgia.

“Red Notice” is likely to shoot in other countries as well, given the scope of the project, which centers around the pursuit of the most wanted art thief in the world.

All three stars have global franchise followings courtesy of “Wonder Woman” and “Fast and Furious” (Gadot), “Deadpool” (Reynolds) and multiple films for the Rock such as “Jumanji” and again, “Fast and Furious”.

Rawson Marshall Thurber, who scripted the screenplay and will direct "Red Notice," has directed Johnson before in "Central Intelligence" and "Skyscraper."

Deadline said the film's budget is in the $130 million range, a massive commitment for the streaming service.

Johnson, who co-created Seven Bucks Productions handling the film, gave this statement to Deadline in July when the deal was announced:

"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."

Netflix is not shying away from spending big bucks on big talent, as evidenced by the recent film starring  Eddie Murphy. Other A-list stars attached to future Netflix projects: Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, George Clooney and Denzel Washington.

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