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Netflix Shares Teaser For Ryan Reynolds’ Heist Romp RED NOTICE

“Life doesn’t always imitate art, but I’d wear a tux and do karate with The Rock and Gal Gadot every day if I could.” This is an apt summation by Ryan Reynolds’ of his new movie, Red Notice. And doesn’t that really just say it all?

Red Notice, coming to Netflix on November 12, has released its first look teaser and an official description. Here’s more about the film:

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. The all star cast is joined by Ritu Arya and Chris Diamantopolous. Directed and written by Rawson Marshall Thurber (Central Intelligence, Skyscraper) and produced by Hiram Garcia, Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions, Beau Flynn’s Flynn Picture Co. and Thurber’s Bad Version, Inc., Red Notice is a stylish globe-trotting game of cat-and-mouse (and cat).

The movie has a distinctly White Collar air. But its trailer, while enjoyable, leans into action movie stereotypes. Of course, in a showdown between the three leads, Gadot emerges untouchable. Her red lipstick and slinky dress are a must for a fight. She brings out handcuffs with ease and outsmarts the boys. Though, for some reason, she had to pull her hair down first to do it. This leads us to… a bromance? Naturally.

The Rock, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot in Netflix's Red Notice, the men tied together as Gadot smiles


It’s too early to judge a book by its cover, but the second half of the trailer has one loud message. That message: “Guess what? They’re definitely straight.” Hartley and Booth make the requisite, to paraphrase, “We’re partners, but we’re not partners” joke right out of the gate. A sort of joke that is not funny, by the way. In this case, framed around the conceit of “Work Wives.” And this seamlessly gives way to Hartley and “The Bishop” engaging in a cat-and-mouse seduction typical to the genre. The latter could definitely have done without the former. And honestly, they’re both pretty tired. A trailer red herring is possible, and Red Notice could offer a surprise. We’re rooting for it! Red is right in the title, after all.  In a triad of three action heroes, it’s about time the bromance becomes a romance.

With Jungle Cruise and Free GuyThe Rock and Reynolds have had big summers. We hope their next outing only delights us!

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