A short five days after the untimely passing of his father former wrestling pro, Rocky Johnson, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is already back to work, spotted Monday on set for his new Netflix special 'Red Notice' as filming commenced. 'The Rock' decided to share this occasion with his fans online, commemorating his official return to the silver screen. Johnson, a famous wrester and actor in his own right, had a tight relationship with his father, therefore this loss has certainly been tough.
The new project, which currently has no official release date, puts Johnson alongside other Hollywood heavy hitters such as Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot.
"Day 1 of shooting our RED NOTICE has officially begun for @Netflix.Me and my friends @vancityreynolds and @gal_gadot are on the move." The megastar captioned his first social media post back at work following the loss of his father. Only a few days removed from the massive loss, it appears the actor is attempting to keep in good spirits and occupy himself with work.
"In the world of international crime, an Interpol issued RED NOTICE is a global alert to hunt down and capture the worlds most wanted. The world’s greatest art thief. The world’s greatest tracker. The worlds greatest conman."
Red Notice was originally conceived and penned by Rawson Marshall Thuber, who also operates as the film's director, and was greenlit by Netflix for its current 2020 production schedule. This release comes alongside many other major productions currently in the works by the streaming service, and at the heels of such critically acclaimed works already like 'The Irishman.'
The film, according to Deadline is, "an international action thriller centered around the pursuit of the most wanted art thief in the world. It takes place in multiple countries."
Johnson spoke candidly to Deadline, stating, “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."
Thuber, on the Netflix deal, mentioned to Deadline that he is, “beyond thrilled to be making Red Notice with Scott Stuber and Netflix, a company that believes in filmmakers and big ideas for a global audience.”
Formulating blockbuster films with some of the biggest names in Hollywood and beyond has certainly become a trend for entertainment giant Netflix, whose recent investments into upcoming films such as 'The Prom' with Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Corden and Ariana Grande, it seems as though content from the online-based streaming service will only be growing in scale from here on out.
Rocky Johnson's untimely death occurred Wednesday, January 15 after contracting a cold followed by an infection.
A blood clot was discovered in his leg that led to his passing shortly after, he was 75 years old.
The late Johnson was a famed personality in the wrestling world, a two-time Intercontinental Champion, a five-time tag team champion, and a ten-time world champion. On top of these enormous feats, he was also a Royal Rumble match winner and WWE's sixth Triple Crown champion.