Gal Gadot is officially set to star in Red Notice for Universal Pictures. The film, which granted the studio its acquisition following a robust auction earlier this year will reunite the actress with actor Dwayne Johnson with whom she appeared in both Fast Five in 2011, and Furious 6 in 2013.
The film also reconvenes Johnson with Central Intelligence helmer Rawson Marshall Thurber who also directed Johnson’s next, Skyscraper. According to Deadline’s Mike Fleming Jr., Thurber reportedly flew less than 30 hours to London to personally pitch the film to Gadot who is currently production on the hotly-anticipated Wonder Woman sequel.
Story details aren’t public yet but the globe-trotting heist action comedy is slated to commence production next year in April with another male star attached. A June 12, 2020 release is set for the film which stands as one of several projects of late that Johnson has been a hot ticket item on along with next year’s releases Stephen Merchant-directed wrestling biopic, Fighting With My Family (March 2), and with David Leitch’s Fast spin-off with Jason Statham (August 2).
Johnson is currently shooting Jungle Cruise from director Jaume Collet-Serra for Walt Disney Pictures. Gadot’s Wonder Woman 2 opens for Warner Bros. Pictures on November 1, 2019.