Israeli actress Gal Gadot is to be joined by Jamie Dornan in a new Netflix spy thriller “Heart of Stone,” co-produced with Skydance, the entertainment online outlet Deadline reported late on Tuesday.
The movie will be directed by Tom Harper from a script by Greg Rucka and Allison Schroeder, while plot details of the story are being kept under wraps.
Dornan is known for his roles in the "Fifty Shades" franchise, and his latest Oscar hopeful "Belfast".
The project itself is seen as important for Netflix, after the company nabbed the rights to the script last year when its proposal outbid those of competing production companies.
Netflix is reportedly trying to create a new series of films similar to the "James Bond" or "Mission Impossible" series, only with a female twist.
According to the report, Gadot will play a tough, fearless heroine in the lead role and will earn an eight-figure salary for the film, which will make her one of the highest-earning actresses in the industry.
The film would be her second Netflix project after the action film "Red Notice," where Gadot played an art thief alongside Dwayne Johnson and Ryan Reynolds.
Red Notice since it release has become Netflix's most-watched film of all time, surpassing the previous record-holder, Bird Box.
The news came only a week and a half before the release of Gadot's "Death on the Nile", a follow-up to "Murder on the Orient Express".
First published: 11:45, 02.02.22