Last week, we reported on a new project where Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt will be playing a superhero couple in Ball and Chain. At the time, no production company had laid claim to the film but now, Netflix has taken it up. This is the second Johnson film to be coming to Netflix alongside Red Notice starring Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds.
One of our main initiatives at Seven Bucks is to continue to find the best platforms to tell stories that entertain and inspire on a global scale. Netflix is the perfect partner to deliver this epic superhero/romantic comedy experience alongside us, and we’re excited to be back in business with the Netflix team. I’m also excited to not only reunite with dear friend Emily Blunt in front of the camera, but to also collaborate as producing partners as we bring Emily V. Gordon’s script to life.Dwayne Johnson, The Hollywood Reporter
Ball and Chain will be an adaptation of the comic book by Scott Lobdell, adding another in the list of comic book adaptations coming to Netflix. Following the success of Marvel’s Daredevil and Jessica Jones, Netflix continue to purchase other comic book rights such as DC’s Sweet Tooth starring Robert Downey Jr. and The Umbrella Academy. Their adaptation of Extraction (you can read our review here) has broken records.