Actor Ryan Reynolds has joined the cast of the upcoming action-thriller, Red Notice. The film also stars Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot, and is being directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. The film, which is set to go into production in 2020 was acquired by Universal last year, following a bidding war in which Netflix came in second. But in June, when the director, Thurber pitched the script with a higher budget, Universal hesitated to fund it. But, after the pitch was made to Netflix, the latter made an agreement with the filmmakers, and took on the project. After Netflix announced that they had acquired the film, Universal announced that an untitled film will be released on November 13, 2020, which had earlier been set as the release date of Red Notice.