Actor Gal Gadot has made the most of a difficult time in our collective world history by releasing a major motion picture in late 2020 – Wonder Woman 1984 – and, now that the calendar has flipped into 2021, by celebrating a major coup with the purchase from streaming giant Netflix of her latest film, an espionage thriller titled Heart of Stone, according to those pop sleuths over at Variety.
Netflix – those gremlins behind such gems as Cobra Kai, Stranger Things and The Irishman – has added to their cache with their acquisition of Heart of Stone, which includes worldwide rights to the new film which was originally nurtured and developed by production house Skydance Media.
Heart of Stone is a spy thriller being described as an international epic with scant plot details known as of press time, other than the fact that the film looks set to potentially launch its own female-friendly version of the long in the tooth Mission Impossible film series starring Gadot, with the accent being put on global cloak and dagger adventures. This film is the actor’s second dance with Netflix; she also stars in a Netflix joint titled Red Notice alongside Ryan Reynolds and Dwayne Johnson, two fellow superhero movie survivors.
Director Tom Harper (The Aeronauts) will be helming this production off of a Greg Rucka and Allison Schroeder penned script. Rucka may be familiar to comic book fans as the writer of such DC comics as Checkmate and Wonder Woman. Schroeder is a respected screenwriter of popular films Hidden Figures and Christopher Robin.
Producing honors for Heart of Stone are being parceled out to Skydance stalwarts David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger. Not to be left out in the veritable cold, Gadot, Jaron Varsano, Julie Lynn and Bonnie Curtis are also attached as producers on the project.
Heart of Stone is still in the development stages and has yet to go in front of a camera. Vents will keep everyone posted on any new updates as we receive them on this project.