The Budget For Red Notice Is Shocking: Why Did Netflix Spend So Much Money?

Netflix paid $200 million on Red Notice, making it their most costly film ever due to its insanely high budget; here’s why.

Rawson Marshall Thurber wrote and directed the action-comedy, which stars Dwayne Johnson as FBI agent John Hartley, who is framed by international criminal The Bishop (Gal Gadot).

In order to bring her down, Hartley is compelled to partner up with Ryan Reynolds’ art thief, Nolan Booth.

After Central Intelligence and Skyscraper, this is Thurber and Johnson’s third collaboration, but their first on Netflix.

It has long been fashionable in Hollywood to brag about a film’s budget, with the logic that the bigger the budget, the bigger the action and spectacle.

Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot were all paid $20 million to star in the film, while Netflix paid Thurber $10 million to write and direct it.

Even with huge names, $70 million is a lot of money to spend on four people before a single second of footage is shot.