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Netflix shoots Red Notice, with 300 movie extras, at Antequera bullring

The Antequera bullring, with three hundred extras, during the recording.
The Antequera bullring, with three hundred extras, during the recording. / The Antequera bullring, with three hundred extras, during the recording.
  • The recording of what promises to be one of the blockbusters of the year, starring Gal Gadot, Ryan Reynolds and Dwayne Johnson, was postponed from 16 November because of the pandemic

More than 300 movie extras had to undergo coronavirus testing and had to wear face masks at all times, except when filming, when Netflix shot scenes at the Antequera bullring for a forthcoming movie.

Filming was originally scheduled for 16 November but it was postponed until Sunday, 9 May, because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Crowd scenes were being shot for Red Notice, a Netflix film that is set to become a blockbuster when it is released.

The cast includes Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ryan Reynolds (The Proposition and Deadpool) and Dwayne Johnson (The Rock, Full Throttle and Jumanji). But the stars were not there; they had previously recorded their scenes in other locations.

The hundred extras were selected by ModExpoR International for the recording by Fresco Film Service, two Malaga companies that work for Netflix.

The plot involves an Interpol agent who tracks down the world's most wanted art thief.

One of the extras for a day was Paco Peramos, who said he was happy to participate in a movie “that will surely be one of the most popular films on Netflix" in the coming months as happened with La Monja Guerrera, which also featured scenes from Antequera.

No bulls were used during the filming but spectators were asked to display a range of emotions including “joy, amazement, misunderstanding and uncertainty.”