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Coronavirus pandemic: Dwayne Johnson halts work for 'Red Notice' that also stars Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds

Johnson, also a producer for the movie, met the crew and told them about the situation
UPDATED MAR 20, 2020
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Netflix’s 'Red Notice' starring Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds production has been put on halt amid growing concerns over coronavirus outbreak. The decision was made by Johnson, who is co-producing the film, looking at how everyone's health and safety would be put at risk if the shooting for the film is continued. 

The 'Jumanji' actor decided that it would be in everyone's best interest if the production was suspended until the pandemic has been brought under control. Johnson made this announcement as he gathered the crew together and informed them that the production would not be going forward for a while.

"We are pressing pause on our @netflix production of RED NOTICE effective this Monday for the next two weeks," he shared on his social media. "It’s my privilege to speak eye to eye with our entire crew to help give a little clarity and guidance, as the most important thing right now is for us to get everyone home to their concerned families."

Johnson added that it was a time when people should look after one another and make sure that everyone stays healthy. "Gotta protect our babies, spouses, loved ones and elderly. We’ll continue to monitor and assess this situation closely to make the best decisions for our families first and then our businesses," he said. 

He concluded the post with some words of encouragement to uplift the mood of his fans as the concerns about coronavirus grow all around the world. "We’re a resilient nation who ultimately, will always rise to the occasion to be accountable and work together to overcome whatever hardship lies in front of us. Our country will do its job, as the rest of the world will do theirs. Everyone please stay healthy, vigilant, safe and let’s protect one another. We’re all in this — together," he wrote.

'Red Notice' is not the only film that has stopped production. Due to coronavirus fears the production and release date of many shows and films have been affected. The networks have decided to look into the situation before resuming the production.