Dwayne Johnson’s upcoming action movie Red One, centered on the character of Santa Claus, seems to guarantee him an incredible income, a new report on the actor’s salary reveals.
Red One: Dwayne Johnson raises a dizzying sum for a new Christmas action movie
According to Puck’s Matthew Belloni, Red One will net Johnson a staggering $50 million. This amount is not only the highest fee ever received by Johnson for a film, but also the highest fee ever paid to an actor for a single role. The previous record for advance payments for a single role was held by both former Marvel Cinematic Universe star Robert Downey Jr. for his role in Captain America: Civil War in 2016 and Oscar-winning actor Will Smith for his role as King Richard Downey in 2021. . $40 million for eligible films.
Johnson is often cited as one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood history, with his films collectively grossing $12.5 billion at the international box office. Known for his roles in the Fast and the Furious and Jumanji sagas, as well as Black Adam, during his brief appearance in the DC Extended Universe, Johnson previously earned his biggest paycheck for Jumanji: The Next Level and Red Notice. which, according to Forbes, grossed $23.5 million. In addition, Johnson has earned over $20 million for his roles in Black Adam ($22.5 million), Jungle Cruise ($22 million) and the Fast & Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw ( $20 million). Millions of dollars.
Red One will see Johnson as Callum Drift in Jake Kasdan’s film. The all-star cast also includes Captain America star Chris Evans (as Jack O’Malley), Shazam! Fury of the Gods, the latter is best known for his roles in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man film trilogy and most recently in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The action-adventure produced by Amazon Studios is seen as the start of a potential new saga that revisits the holiday season’s mythology.
Little is known about the Red One storyline, based on an original screenplay by Hiram Garcia, with whom Johnson worked on several Hollywood projects. Filming for Red One began last October in Atlanta and wrapped last February, Johnson confirmed.
Meanwhile, Johnson recently announced his return to the Fast & Furious saga following his surprise appearance in Fast & Furious X, confirming that he settled his dispute with co-star Vin Diesel long ago. Johnson will star in a spin-off film based on his cop character Luke Hobbs, set between Fast X and Fast X: Part 2.
Red One will premiere on Amazon Prime Video this holiday season.