“Red Notice” Moves From Universal to Netflix, Adds Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds. Photo by Kristina Bumphrey/Starpix/REX/Shutterstock (8633262js)

Red Notice has moved from Universal Pictures to Netflix, following the studio’s announcement that it’s vacating the previously announced Nov. 13, 2020, release date in favor of an untitled event film.

The Dwayne Johnson-led action movie follows Interpol agent (Johnson) tasked with capturing the most-wanted art thief in the world. Also tapped to star opposite Johnson and previously cast Gal Gadot is Ryan Reynolds. 

Johnson has teamed up again with writer/director Rawson Marshall Thurber who directed Johnson in Central Intelligence and Skyscraper.

“I’m beyond thrilled to be making Red Notice with Scott Stuber and Netflix — a company that believes in filmmakers and big ideas for a global audience,” Thurber said in a statement. 

Johnson added, “With Red Notice, our goal at Seven Bucks Productions was to break down traditional barriers and create a true global event for the audience. Netflix has illustrated that they are the perfect partners to accomplish this goal.”

Red Notice is set to begin principal photography in 2020.