Gal Gadot’s New Big Budget Spy Thriller Is Heading To Netflix

It might just be a sign of the times reinforcing an industry-wide shift, or it could be a worrying lack of confidence in the immediate future of the theatrical industry, but more and more mega budget movies are heading exclusively to streaming. Just a few days after Amazon swooped in to secure the distribution rights for Chris Pratt's sci-fi action epic The Tomorrow War for a reported $200 million, Netflix have now picked up Gal Gadot's spy thriller Heart of Stone.

It might just be a sign of the times reinforcing an industry-wide shift, or it could be a worrying lack of confidence in the immediate future of the theatrical experience, but more and more mega budget movies are heading exclusively to streaming. Just a few days after Amazon swooped in to secure the distribution rights to Chris Pratt’s sci-fi action epic The Tomorrow War for a reported $200 million, Netflix have now picked up Gal Gadot’s spy thriller Heart of Stone.

Recommended Videos

The project was only announced last month, but the world’s biggest streaming service have already won the bidding war to fund what’s going to be another hugely expensive production. Gadot signed an eight-figure deal to star, and based on the fact that she’s pocketed roughly $20 million for both Wonder Woman 1984 and Red Notice, her salary for Heart of Stone will be in at least the same ballpark.

There was plenty of buzz surrounding the initial script by Academy Award nominated Hidden Figures writer Allison Schroeder and The Old Guard‘s Greg Rucka, with the concept being described as in the vein of James Bond and Mission: Impossible, which immediately signals that Netflix invested in the idea of franchise potential.

Production company Skydance Media already have plenty of history with the platform, of course, having collaborated on the action-packed 6 Underground and Rucka’s The Old Guard, as well as Ryan Reynolds’ upcoming time travel movie The Adam Project. Wild Rose and The Aeronauts director Tom Harper will helm Heart of Stone and it’s now become Netflix‘s second major espionage blockbuster in active development after the Russo brothers’ The Gray Man, which is also being designed as the launchpad for a multi-film series.


We Got This Covered is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article Latest Marvel News: ‘X-Men’ reboot breakthrough leaves everyone saying the same thing as OG Avenger’s comeback finally assembles
Cyclops in X-Men 97/Avengers 2012
Read Article Everything to know about ‘The Strangers: Chapter 2’
Froy Gutierrez as “Ryan” and Madelaine Petsch as “Maya” in The Strangers Chapter 1
Read Article Sorry Chris Pratt, but Glen Powell has already written his name all over your ideal DC role
Chris Pratt attends the Columbia Pictures World Premiere of "The Garfield Movie" at TCL Chinese Theatre on May 19, 2024 in Hollywood, California/Glen Powell attends the premiere of Netflix's "Hit Man" & Glen Powell's induction into the Texas Film Hall Of Fame at The Paramount Theatre on May 15, 2024
Read Article Nicolas Cage’s ‘Longlegs’ release date, plot, cast, and more
Maika Monroe in Longlegs
Read Article Review: Glen Powell may be a cinematic snack, but his career-best ‘Hit Man’ is a full-blown meal
Glen Powell as Gary Johnson and Adria Arjona as Madison Masters in 'Hit Man'.
3.5 stars
Related Content
Read Article Latest Marvel News: ‘X-Men’ reboot breakthrough leaves everyone saying the same thing as OG Avenger’s comeback finally assembles
Cyclops in X-Men 97/Avengers 2012
Read Article Everything to know about ‘The Strangers: Chapter 2’
Froy Gutierrez as “Ryan” and Madelaine Petsch as “Maya” in The Strangers Chapter 1
Read Article Sorry Chris Pratt, but Glen Powell has already written his name all over your ideal DC role
Chris Pratt attends the Columbia Pictures World Premiere of "The Garfield Movie" at TCL Chinese Theatre on May 19, 2024 in Hollywood, California/Glen Powell attends the premiere of Netflix's "Hit Man" & Glen Powell's induction into the Texas Film Hall Of Fame at The Paramount Theatre on May 15, 2024
Read Article Nicolas Cage’s ‘Longlegs’ release date, plot, cast, and more
Maika Monroe in Longlegs
Read Article Review: Glen Powell may be a cinematic snack, but his career-best ‘Hit Man’ is a full-blown meal
Glen Powell as Gary Johnson and Adria Arjona as Madison Masters in 'Hit Man'.
3.5 stars
Author
Scott Campbell
News, reviews, interviews. To paraphrase Keanu Reeves; Words. Lots of words.