Boldly billed as “Netflix’s biggest movie ever”, action-comedy Red Notice stars Gal Gadot as Sarah Black, the world’s greatest thief, alongside Dwayne Johnson as top FBI profiler John Hartley, who’s forced to work with the world’s best con artist, Nolan Booth (Ryan Reynolds) to capture her.
The movie is directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, who also helmed Skyscraper, and it reteams Johnson and Reynolds, who worked together, albeit briefly, in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.
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Israeli-born Gal (36), best known for playing Wonder Woman, has been sharing her excitement about Red Notice.
Her character frequently faces off with Ryan and Dwayne’s characters and it was a blast, she says.
“Let me just put this here . . . I can’t wait for you to see this one. @Netflix’s biggest movie RED NOTICE premiering Nov 12th on any screen near you! Thank you @rawsonthurber for bringing me onto this project. Being able to work with my friends @vancityreynolds and @therock was the icing on the cake,” she captioned an Instagram post.
Her friends and co-stars gushed about working with her too, with Ryan tweeting, “I’d wear a tux and do karate with @TheRock and @GalGadot every day if I could.”
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Gal has long been vocal about the depiction of female superheroes onscreen. She says it’s important for her to be a strong example to kids of all ages, including the three daughters she shares with husband Yaron Varsano.
“It is so important for girls and boys to have a female, strong superhero to look up to. The more the merrier and there’s plenty of room for many more women to come. And I’m very happy to be a part of it,” she says.
The actress and former model, who grew up in the small Israeli city Rosh Haayin, starred in the Fast & Furious series before becoming Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
But she very nearly quit acting before landing the Wonder Woman part.
“I came to Los Angeles for 30 hours [for a Batman v Superman camera test] while shooting a movie in Tel Aviv. But I wanted the role of Wonder Woman so much that it was worth the trip,” she wrote on Instagram.
“I’ll forever be grateful to [director] Zack [Snyder] for casting me and believing that I could bring Diana [Prince, Wonder Woman’s alter ego] to life. It’s also proof that everything happens for a reason. I was on the verge of giving up acting . . . and then this happened”.
Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins has at least two more stories planned for the next WW movies, she told EW.com. They’ll complete her run on the series, with Gal reprising her role as the superpowered warrior princess.
And, after the surprising return from the dead of Han (Sung Kang) to the Fast & Furious movies, fans have been wondering if Gal’s character, Gisele, could also be resurrected for upcoming sequels.
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“I’m an advocate of that,” said Kang while promoting the release of the director’s cut of Fast 9 recently.
“I think we need Gisele back . . . in every way. I think the fans want that. We need to make that happen somehow.”
*Red Notice will stream from 12 November.
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