Gal Gadot Will Star in Spy Movie Heart of Stone

Diana Prince is getting a crash course in espionage. According to a Deadline exclusive, Gal Gadot will star in Heart of Stone, a spy film for Skydance Media. There’s no word on the plot or Gadot’s character, but Heart of Stone is said to “put a female spin on action franchises like Mission: Impossible and 007.” The script is from comic book writer Greg Rucka and Allison Schroeder, who wrote Hidden Figures (for which she was nominated for an Oscar) and Christopher Robin; Skydance is in talks with British director Tom Harper to helm the movie. Gal Gadot will also produce the film with Jaron Varsano through their company, Pilot Wave. Skydance has not decided whether Heart of Stone will be released theatrically or go directly to streaming; on that score, it’s worth noting that the studio just sold a spy TV series starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Monica Barbaro to Netflix. Gal Gadot can next be seen in Wonder Woman 1984, which will hit theaters and HBO Max simultaneously on Christmas Day.

I’m all for this. Gal Gadot is an excellent action performer, completely believable in her battle scenes as Wonder Woman. Part of this is her history in the Israeli Defense Forces, but it’s also her screen presence. She was easily the best part of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, her opening action scene in Justice League was the highlight of the movie, and when she got to lead her own film, it became by far the best in the DCEU. Having her play a spy is a no-brainer, particularly given her stunning beauty. Saying that Heart of Stone will be in the vein of a James Bond or Mission: Impossible movie is heartening as well; it assures us she’ll have ample opportunity to show off her battle prowess, as opposed to filing reports in a John le Carré style office setting. The Deadline article notes that Gal Gadot “continues to gravitate toward tentpole projects,” and I think that’s smart. I don’t see her starring in Oscar-bait movies, but she’s wonderful in crowd-pleasing action spectacles, and people seem to love her. As for the behind-the-camera creatives, I don’t know them well enough to judge. The only thing Tom Harper’s directed that I’ve seen is Peaky Blinders, and after two seasons, I gave up trying to get into it. Greg Rucka has some good spy credentials from his comic book work, particularly Queen & Country, and while it’s got nothing to do with this genre, Allison Schroeder’s Christopher Robin was exactly what it needed to be. I’m excited for this one, and I hope it’ll be in a position to screen in theaters.

Are you looking forward to Gal Gadot playing a spy? Would you prefer a theatrical release or a streaming premiere for Heart of Stone? Will Gadot double as the leader of the stunt team? Let us know in the comments, and stay tuned to Geeks + Gamers for more movie news!

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