Gal Gadot is reuniting with her former “Fast & Furious” franchise costar Dwayne Johnson for a new action flick, marking her first starring role outside the DCEU since portraying Wonder Woman on the big screen.
Deadline reports that Gadot has just signed on to co-headline “Red Notice” alongside Johnson. The pair previously appeared onscreen together in the “Fast” films, with Gadot last popping up in 2015’s “Furious 7.”
Since then, the actress has shot to international fame, carving out her own niche in the DC film universe. She’s currently shooting “Wonder Woman 2” in London, and will begin work on “Red Notice” next, when production on that flick starts in April 2019.
According to Deadline, “Red Notice” writer-director Rawson Marshall Thurber was so insistent on snagging Gadot as his female lead that he hopped a flight to London to pitch her the part in person. Looks like that gutsy strategy paid off.
There’s no official plot synopsis yet for “Red Notice,” though Deadline reports that it’s an original idea from Thurber, who’s just coming off another original collaboration with Johnson, “Skyscraper,” which is hitting theaters next month. Here’s what we know about the new film so far, according to the trade:
” … it is described as a globe-trotting, action-comedy, heist thriller designed as a three-hander between Johnson, Gadot and another male star who’ll soon be set. Gadot plays a brilliant and mysterious figure in the art world.”
“Red Notice” is currently slated to hit theaters on June 12, 2020.