“Red One”: Dwayne Johnson to play Santa Claus in Amazon Prime Christmas movie with “Jumanji: Next Stage” director

According to The Holllywood Reporter, Dwayne Johnson has signed on to star in the Christmas movie from director Jake Kasdan, with whom he worked on “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” and “Jumanji: Next Stage”.

With the working title ‘Red One’, the film is the result of a partnership between Amazon Prime and producer Seven Bucks Productions.

Described as a four-quarter action-adventure comedy, the script written by Chris Morgan (“Fast and the Furious 8,” Bird Box “) will show Santa Claus (Johnson) traveling the world, imagining a whole new universe within of the sub-genre.

In addition to playing, Johnson will be one of the producers, along with Dany and Hiram Garcia.

Scheduled for the end of 2023, “Red One” should start filming as early as 2022.

As the project is still in its early stages, updates are expected to be released in the coming months.

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Recall that Johnson’s next film is ‘Red Alert’, which will be released by Imagem Filmes on the big screen on November 4, a week before entering the Netflix catalog.

In addition to Johnson, the film also stars Ryan Reynolds (“Free Guy”) and Gal Gadot (“Wonder Woman”).

Written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (“Skyscraper”), the film already has millions of views in its official media and is considered one of the most anticipated of the second half of 2021.

In history, when Interpol issues the Red Alert – a global search and arrest warrant for the world’s most wanted criminals – it is time for senior FBI investigator John Hartley (Dwayne Johnson) to to intervene. The hunt will put him in the middle of a daring assault plan, requiring him to team up with con artist Nolan Booth (Ryan Reynolds) to capture the world’s most wanted masterpiece thief, “The Bishop. “(Gal Gadot). This great adventure will take the trio around the globe, past dance floors, an isolated prison, through the jungle and, even worse, constantly in each other’s company. The stellar cast also includes Ritu Arya and Chris Diamantopoulos. Directed and written by Rawson Marshall Thurber (Central Intelligence, Skyscraper: Boundless Courage) and produced by Hiram Garcia, Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions, Beau Flynn of Flynn Picture Co. and Thurber’s Bad Version, Inc., Red Alert is an elegant game of cat and mouse around the world.

With a budget of US $ 200 million, the film is Netflix’s most expensive project, topping “The Irishman” (US $ 160 million), “Squad 6” (US $ 150 million) and “Bright” (US $ 90 million).

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