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Red Notice - What We Know So Far

Fans of Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds won't have to wait much longer to see the trio team up in the Netflix movie "Red Notice." 

We first learned about "Red Notice" all the way back in February 2018, when it was announced that Johnson would re-team with his "Central Intelligence" and "Skyscraper" director Rawson Marshall Thurber for the flick. In addition to directing, Thurber also wrote the script. Initially, the film was set up at Universal and Legendary, who teamed up to secure it in a major studio bidding war. Then, a little over a year later, Deadline reported that Netflix had shelled out some pretty pennies to pick up "Red Notice," and immediately set a 2020 filming start. 

"Red Notice" will now be one of the many must-see movies starring actors we love that will premiere on Netflix in 2021, including the Leonardo DiCaprio-Jennifer Lawrence dark comedy "Don't Look Up" and the Jason Momoa-starrer "Sweet Girl."

Here's everything you need to know about "Red Notice."

What's the release date for Red Notice?

At the time "Red Notice" was announced, back when it was still a Universal-Legendary joint, it was set to debut on June 12, 2020 (via the Hollywood Reporter). That, of course, didn't end up happening, what with the behind-the-scenes shuffles and the state of the world preventing 2020 movie releases from really being a thing. Thankfully, in early July 2021, Deadline reported that Netflix set a release date for the upcoming action flick, bestowing it with the prime slot of November 12. The film will reportedly have a limited theatrical run as well.

This means "Red Notice" will debut just in time for the start of the holiday moviegoing season, which kicks off on Thanksgiving weekend at the end of November. Now, this doesn't mean that the Netflix team is angling for a big opening weekend payday at the box office by giving "Red Notice" a November release date. Instead, it's likely the streamer has chosen this release date for the potentially high reward of new subscriptions from folks keen to get their hands on the next big Dwayne Johnson-Gal Gadot-Ryan Reynolds movie. If this strategy works out and does, in fact, result in more new subscriptions, we might see Netflix recycle this release strategy for similarly high-profile upcoming original movies.

Who's in the cast of Red Notice?

Three of the biggest action stars working today are toplining Netflix's "Red Notice." Those stars are, as mentioned, Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds.

Johnson was the first star attached to the project when it was announced back in February 2018 (via the Hollywood Reporter). The "Jungle Cruise" star will play an Interpol agent named Rusty, whom Deadline describes as "the FBI's top profiler." Gadot was cast just a few months later in June 2018, per the Hollywood Reporter, and is set to play a wanted thief. Reynolds was added to the "Red Notice" cast in July 2019 and will also play a sought-after criminal.

The casting is impeccable not only because each actor is perfectly primed for an action heist flick like "Red Notice," but also because we can expect some incredible chemistry from them. The chemistry between Johnson, Gadot, and Reynolds is thanks to the fact that these actors have worked together in varying capacities in the past. In 2019, Reynolds starred alongside Johnson in the "Fast and Furious" franchise spin-off "Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw." In an uncredited role, Reynolds played CIA agent Victor Locke, while Johnson top-lined the flick as Luke Hobbs. Speaking of "Fast and Furious," Gadot played Gisele in "Fast Five" and "Fast & Furious 6," two installments that also featured Johnson's Hobbs. 

There is, of course, also the notable fact that all three stars play popular superheroes. Gadot is the DC Extended Universe's Wonder Woman, and Johnson will soon join the cinematic franchise as the titular antihero of July 2022's "Black Adam." On the Marvel Comics characters side of things, Reynolds has regaled us as Deadpool in two movies already, with a third installment on the way.

What's the plot of Red Notice?

The plot of "Red Notice" sounds like it is tailor-made for its three A-list stars. Plot details for the Netflix pic were included in the latest Deadline update regarding the movie's official release date. 

"Red Notice" will follow FBI profiler Rusty (Johnson) who receives a titular "red notice," or Interpol-issued alert, about a high-profile criminal still on the loose. In the case of Johnson's character, there are actually two red notices he's looking to take care of, and they concern the rival criminals played by Gadot and Reynolds. While Deadline's report doesn't include specifics about how it happens, it sounds like Johnson's character will eventually become involved in some way with a daring art heist being planned by one or both of the criminals he's tracking. 

When it comes to action movies starring Johnson, Gadot, and/or Reynolds, it's safe to say the plot is always fun to watch unfold. As such, it will be even more fun when all three stars come together to bring this particular story to life.

"Red Notice" will debut on November 12.