Gal Gadot took to Instagram to reflect on her recent experience filming the upcoming action-comedy Red Notice.
Eight new photos that were posted to Gal Gadot’s Instagram account reveal a behind-the-scenes look at her experience with co-stars Ryan Reynolds and Dwayne Johnson, as well as the many crew members required to be quarantined on set.
Filming in 2020 is a different kind of experience, even for seasoned Hollywood types. Many movies have shut down filming entirely for the time being. In her recent post, Gal Gadot shares that the cast and crew worked collectively to bring the same high quality to the film, despite the unusual circumstances. Her makeup team and other crew are shown wearing masks in some photos. Others show Gadot on set and in costume.
The red dress Gal Gadot wears in photos five and eight is definitely movie poster ready. Here it is if you didn’t scroll through to see it…
The film isn’t named after Gal Gadot’s red dress—though it stands out enough that it would have been warranted. The term “red notice” is used by INTERPOL for notifications about crimes, criminals, and threats on an international level. Gadot co-stars in the movie as the world’s greatest art thief. Dwayne Johnson will be the agent tracking her down, and Ryan Reynolds co-stars as the world’s greatest con-man.
Behind-the-scenes, the over 300 people working on set were required to be sequestered during filming. This meant no friends and family, only going between their beds and set every day. In her post, Gal Gadot discusses the sacrifices everyone made to make filming both possible and safe. She hashtagged the caption with “#ItTakesAVillage”.
A brief look at all the projects Gal Gadot is currently a part of (or rumored to be a part of) makes it clear she doesn’t have time to stop filming, even for a pandemic. Especially after Red Notice was put on hold during July 2019 and again in March of 2020.
In July of 2019, Red Notice was put on hold when Universal Pictures did not agree to the proposed budget for the project. Netflix had no problem with the budget for the action-comedy apparently. They picked the project up straight away.
“I admire the ambition of Netflix to become one of the biggest movie studios in the world,” Johnson, a producer for the film, said. “Their unbridled enthusiasm for Red Notice is equally matched by their commitment to entertaining audiences on an international scale.”
The movie had then been scheduled to film in Italy but was canceled due to the pandemic. Principal photography began in January in Atlanta, Georgia. But production stopped again in March 2020. It was reported they were half-way through filming when this happened. Production finally resumed on September 14th.
During the experience, Gal Gadot shared behind-the-scenes looks to her Instagram. She is well-known for using her account to share a varied look at her life with her 44 million followers. Her Instagram posts are a mix of shots from filming, glamorous photos from Vanity Fair shoots (of note: no one misses an opportunity to put Gadot in a red dress), and a look at her family life.
Gadot isn’t the only actor sharing behind-the-scenes looks at Red Notice on Instagram.
The Rock, who both co-stars and is a producer for the film, had this to say in September about the crew: “We’re an agile crew — learning on the go and we will create the blueprint for how effective a large scale production can operate during a pandemic.”
It’s encouraging to see standards being set and movies successfully completing this stage of production during 2020. Gadot, who may next be involved in filming The Flash, or Cleopatra, or a rumored Skydance thriller, or maybe the third Wonder Woman film, (seriously, could she be any busier?) must be thrilled to be completing another one of her many projects as her career continues to take off.
As for Red Notice, they aren’t yet giving us hints on when we can expect to see it show up in our Netflix accounts. The hopeful say we may see its release in mid-2021.