The first look at Netflix’s upcoming action thriller Heart of Stone was revealed by the streaming platform on Saturday night. The movie stars Gal Gadot and Jamie Dornan and marks Alia Bhatti‘s Hollywood debut as well. The video features first shots of the film and some behind-the-scenes glimpses of the high-octane action sequences. The video was unveiled during Tudum: A Netflix Global Fan Event on Netflix’s YouTube channel. The event saw announcement or teaser/trailer release of over 120 titles on the platform from around the world. Also read: Alia Bhatt shoots Heart of Stone with Gal Gadot in desert, fans see her baby bump
The video opens with long shots of a bicycle speeding through a coastal road and desert. A voiceover says, “You know what you signed up for – no friends, no relationships. What we do is too important.” Amid montages of bleak neighborhoods, the video then gives up the first look Gal Gadot as Rachel Stone. The video then goes on to give a behind-the-scenes look at some of the action and stunt scenes from the film, while also giving a taste of what they’ll turn out to be in the film.
There’s a glimpse of Jamie Dornan and Alia Bhatt making her Hollywood debut with the film, followed by several shots of breakneck action sequences. “Heart of Stone is going to be extremely epic. It’s a super grounded, raw action thriller. We really wanted to make sure we keep it realistic so people can feel the pain,” said Gal Gadot, who plays CIA agent Rachel Stone, the lead actor.
Alia Bhatt, who is making her international debut with the film, appears in some BTS footage in the video where she says, “It has these characters that you connect with and feel for.” The video also reveals that her character in the film is called Keya Dhawan, but does not reveal any details about her.
Alia shot several action scenes for the film while heavily pregnant. Some photos of the actor shooting scenes with her baby belly exposed surfaced on the internet earlier this year. In an interview with Variety, Alia said: “It was my first big English movie experience in Hollywood and I had quite a job because I was shooting an action movie for the first time. But I’m also pregnant, so there were so many layers I had to deal with. But they made it so seamless and so easy and so comfortable for me. It’s something I’ll never forget because of how beautiful and how well I was treated.”
Heart of Stone, directed by Tom Harper, is slated to be the start of a franchise similar to Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible. In addition to Gal, Jamie and Alia, the film also stars Sophie Okonedo, Matthias Schweighöfer, Jing Lusi and Paul Ready. The movie comes out on Netflix next year.