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Red Notice: Netflix release date, cast, plot and latest news

Wonder Woman's Gal Gadot and Deadpool's Ryan Reynolds star in the action thriller.

Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot and Dwayne Johnson in Red Notice on Netflix
Published: Thursday, 11th November 2021 at 5:33 pm

Netflix has released a fair few big-budget films in its time – but new release Red Notice is the most expensive of the lot so far.


Featuring an all-star cast led by Dwayne Johnson, Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds and Wonder Woman's Gal Gadot, the globe-trotting action thriller sees a conman and an FBI profiler team up to prevent the theft of a deeply valuable artifact.

Filming was only halfway finished when production was paused for six months last year due to the pandemic, but shooting eventually wrapped on the starry crime caper earlier this year.

Now, following a brief cinematic release, the film arrives on the streaming platform this week – you can check out our Red Notice review to see what we thought of the film if you're unsure whether to give it a watch.

Read on for all the details on Netflix's Red Notice, including confirmed release date, cast, plot, that new trailer and the latest news.

Red Notice release date

CONFIRMED: Red Notice will be available to stream worldwide on Netflix from Friday 12th November, as confirmed by Dwayne Johnson on Twitter. Before that, the film had a short theatrical run in select cinemas from Friday 5th November.

The film has been in the works for some time, starting life at Universal Pictures before moving over to Netflix in July 2019, with its three principal stars securing $20 million paydays in the transition (via Variety).

Filming commenced in January 2020 but was paused in March despite having 60 days left to shoot as Hiram Garcia, President of Production at Johnson's Seven Bucks Productions, explained to Deadline.

“Around that time, I will never forget we were at the halfway point of Red Notice and we were literally going to Italy the following week as cases started to pick up, and probably 72 hours later we had to pull the plug and pause production,” Garcia said.

Garcia credited the crew including Johnson and director Rawson Marshall Thurber for helping to figure out how to resume production safely and giving up personal time to remain in a bubble.

“We basically did our own version of the bubble in Atlanta, similar to what the NBA did in Orlando," Garcia added. "We had a ton of hurdles to overcome like converting all these global shoots into stage work and the logistics of turning this into a bubble, which involved figuring out hotels and the set layout but at a hybrid level to what we were doing.

"Even small things, like people just sacrificing their daily lives over those 60 days."

Red Notice cast

Netflix has had no trouble attracting huge stars in recent years but Red Notice boasts a particularly strong line-up.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson will play the lead role of FBI profiler Rusty, who is forced to team up with a prolific art thief played by Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman 1984) and a legendary conman portrayed by Ryan Reynolds (The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard).

Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot
Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot Getty

The supporting cast is yet to be announced in full, but Ritu Arya (The Umbrella Academy) and Chris Diamantopoulos (Arrested Development) have reportedly bagged roles.

Red Notice plot

The film follows an FBI profiler who ends up involved in a dangerous heist when he is handed a warrant to capture two notorious international criminals –which leads to him forming some unexpected alliances.

The official synopsis reads: "When an Interpol-issued Red Notice — the highest level warrant to hunt and capture the world’s most wanted— goes out, the FBI’s top profiler John Hartley (Dwayne Johnson) is on the case. His global pursuit finds him smack dab in the middle of a daring heist where he’s forced to partner with the world’s greatest art thief Nolan Booth (Ryan Reynolds) in order to catch the world’s most wanted art thief, “The Bishop” (Gal Gadot). The high-flying adventure that ensues takes the trio around the world, across the dance floor, trapped in a secluded prison, into the jungle and, worst of all for them, constantly into each other’s company."

Netflix's Head of Film Scott Stuber previously described it as a "globe-trotting action-adventure film".

If you want more details, you can read our Red Notice review.

Red Notice trailer

Netflix released the first teaser for the new film in September – and it packed a lot into its two-minute running time, teasing at all sorts of glamour, humour, and impressive action stunts as well as briefly showing Johnson and Reynolds in what looks to be a bull rodeo.

And then in October we got another, longer trailer that shows off even more of what to expect when the film lands in November.


Red Notice will be available to stream on Netflix from Friday 12th November. Check out more of our Movies coverage, read our guide to the best movies on Netflix or visit our TV Guide to see what's on tonight.


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