In a very heated and competitive bidding war, Netflix secured the rights to its next big-budget espionage action thriller called Heart of Stone which will star Gal Gadot. Filming has started as of March 2022 and here’s everything else we know so far about the upcoming spy thriller.
The movie is developed by the Skydance Media production company who are also behind such significant projects as Mission: Impossible: Fallout, The Old Guard, Annihilation, Top Gun: Maverick, and many more. Just like Mission: Impossible, Netflix hopes that heart of Stone will mark the beginning of a new female-centric espionage franchise.
Netflix’s Heart of Stone will be directed by Tom Harper who is known for working on such projects as Peaky Blinders, The Aeronauts, Wild Rose, War & Peace, and more. The script for Heart of Stone is written by Greg Rucka (The Old Guard) and Allison Schroeder, the latter of whom was Oscar-nominated for Hidden Figures.
George Steel (Netflix’s The Sandman, The Aeronauts) will serve as director of photography on the project.
The film will be produced by Skydance Media’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn, Jaron Varsano, and Don Granger, along with Gadot and her Pilot Wave producing partner Jaron Varsano, Bonnie Curtis, and Julie Lynn.
What’s the plot of Heart of Stone?
Sadly, nothing is known about the actual plot of Heart of Stone at the moment, except for the general direction of a female-led version of Mission: Impossible or the 007 franchise.
Who is cast in Heart of Stone?
In September 2021, Gal Gadot was announced to be leading the cast of Heart of Stone for Netflix. She’ll be playing the role of Rachel Stone.
A further six actors have been announced since Gal Gadot, which includes 50 Shades of Grey actor Jamie Dornan and the break-out star of Army of the Dead Matthias Schweighöfer.
Also joining the cast are Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda), Alia Bhatt (Highway), Jing Lusi (Crazy Rich Asians), and Paul Ready (The Terror).
What’s the production status of Heart of Stone?
Official Production Status: Filming (Last Updated: 30/03/2022)
As of March 7th, 2022, filming began at Shepperton Studios in the UK. This was confirmed by actress Gal Gadot, who shared images of the first day on set on Twitter.
We’re unsure how long filming will run for, but we’re certain that news that filming had concluded by March 28th, 2022 has been misreported by IMDb.
What’s the Netflix release date for Heart of Stone?
Netflix hasn’t set a release date for Heart of Stone, but with potentially a very ambitious big-budget production and a big star attached like Gal Gadot, we wouldn’t expect it to arrive on Netflix sooner than 2023.
We’ll keep you posted on updates as and when we get them but let us know if you’re excited about this project in the comments.