Red Notice: Dwayne Johnson Action Comedy at Universal

Dwayne Johnson is Hollywood’s most bankable star at the moment.

His action comedy, Red Notice, lands at Universal, after bidding war for the project.

Warner-New Line, Paramount and Sony were also involved in seeking to land the heist thriller project, which has Rawson Marshall Thurber attached to direct from his own script. Thurber collaborated with Johnson on “Central Intelligence” and the upcoming “Skyscraper.”

“Red Notice” is produced by Beau Flynn through his FlynnPictureCo., with Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia producing through their Seven Bucks Production banner, along with Thurber. Wendy Jacobson is executive producing.

Johnson will be paid at least $20 million for the first time for “Red Notice.”

The bidding war for the project came after the surprise success of Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” which starred Johnson with Kevin Hart and has grossed more than $850 million worldwide.