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'Red Notice' unites 'Fast Saga' vets Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot & Dwayne Johnson in suave, action-packed Netflix trailer

By Josh Weiss

Keep a close eye on your priceless Rembrandts, Picassos, and Fabergé eggs because Netflix just premiered the first trailer for Red Notice. The slick-looking and action-packed film, which arrives on the streaming platform this November, brings together a triumvirate of Fast & Furious veterans: Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds.

Described as "a globetrotting action-thriller," the movie centers around the hunt for the world's most wanted art thief. If Hobbs & Shaw left you craving more of Johnson and Reynolds' odd couple routine, then you're in luck because Red Notice seems to have that in spades. When an Interpol-issued red notice (a high-level warrant) goes out, no-nonsense FBI profiler John Hartley (Johnson) is forced to team up with wisecracking art thief Nolan Booth (Reynolds) in an effort to capture "The Bishop" (Gadot). Ritu Arya (The Umbrella Academy) and Chris Diamantopolous (The Twilight Zone) co-star.

The project marks Johnson's third collaboration with writer-director Rawson Marshall Thurber after Central Intelligence (2016) and Skyscraper (2018). "We’re talking Ocean’s 11 meets True Lies with a little bit of Thomas Crown Affair thrown in for seasoning," the filmmaker told during an interview back in 2018. "And it’s a sort of international heist picture, kind of a travelogue romp. Beautiful people, beautiful locations, beautiful clothes, and a diamond thief."

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"Red Notice is gonna be much more light on its feet and hopefully funnier than Skyscraper," Thurber continued during the aforementioned interview. "Maybe not quite as broad as Central Intelligence, but I think it has a chance to be kind of a great blend of what I learned making comedies and what I just learned making Skyscraper. So, a great blend of fun, sizzling kind of heist action with a light touch and a lot of laughs."

 "With Red Notice, our goal at Seven Bucks Productions [The Rock's production company] was to break down traditional barriers and create a true global event for the audience," Johnson said in a statement when Netflix scooped up the project in 2019. "Netflix has illustrated that they are the perfect partners to accomplish this goal. I admire the ambition of Netflix to become one of the biggest movie studios in the world. Their original content generates critical acclaim and invites full collaboration on every level of production. Their unbridled enthusiasm for Red Notice is equally matched by their commitment to entertaining audiences on an international scale."

Red Notice sneaks onto Netflix Friday, Nov. 12. In the meantime, check out four new production stills in the gallery below...