Say whaaat? Dwayne Johnson is making another action movie? Yes, it’s true. I know you’re shocked.
Johnson is teaming up with Universal again, along with writer-director Rawson Marshall Thurber, for the upcoming action-comedy flick, Red Notice. In the movie, Johnson plays an “Interpol agent tasked with capturing the most-wanted art thief in the world.”
It’s being reported this week that Gal Gadot has joined the project. No word on how big her role will be, but we have to imagine she’ll get equal screen time with Johnson.
The movie is scheduled to start filming in April of 2019 and will be released inside a theater near you June 12, 2020.
Apparently, Johnson is getting paid $20 million to star in this movie, so we know the budget will at least be $20 million. Just for reference, ‘The Purge‘ was made on a $3 million budget.
But I mean…it makes sense. People love Johnson. He is one of the hottest action stars in Hollywood right now, so of course they’re going to throw the $$$ at him. His movies might not be original, but I guess that’s why the audience loves them.
Generic blockbusters that are entertaining enough to make you forget how crappy your life is.