With movies having been delayed globally by COVID-19, almost all shoots are now back underway. Some are reaching the home straight. One that has just made it across the line despite some serious pandemic delays is Red Notice for Netflix. This has the biggest budget and biggest names in the cast of anything Netflix has ever done.
Now one of the stars, Deadpool himself Ryan Reynolds, has praised the crew for the way they worked to complete the movie in a COVID-secure environment including their grit and sacrifice to work in that way.
Working with Gal Gadot and Dwayne Johnson on the $130 million movie he said:
“My hat is OFF to this crew. I can’t emphasize their grit enough. Over 300 souls living in a sequestered bubble to make this a reality. They went to work under the most intense circumstances every day. That sacrifice is not only theirs, but it also belongs to their family, friends and loved ones who haven’t seen them in months.
Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear masks. And visors. And have cotton swabs shoved up their noses every day.”
Skyscraper and Central Intelligence director Rawson Marshall Thurber returns to work with The Rock once more as Johnson plays a law enforcement officer tracking down a most wanted conman (Reynolds) and a renowned cat burglar (Gadot).
Gadot herself was buzzing about the experience and the movie, also paying tribute to what the crew had to do in order to complete the movie:
“We had to be sequestered 24/7 and only go to and from set,” she wrote. “The crew had to be away from their families for several months and they worked their butts off so we can all deliver the best movie possible while keeping everyone safe.”
Red Notice is expected on Netflix in early 2021.