When the man who built an empire on marijuana decides he wants to get out of the business, a host of would be successors hatch plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.
The Gentleman is directed by Guy Ritchie – returning to his roots – and features an all-star cast. It opens on January 1, 2020.
Check out the new one-sheet and character posters (and, maybe, rewatch the entertaining trailer).
Guy Ritchie made his bones (so to speak) on hard-edged crime films with wicked humor and striking visuals. Then he went big budget with Sherlock Holmes and provided a very different (but surprisingly canonical) consulting detective. Next up was the criminally underrated The Man From U.N.C.L.E. – the best non-Bond Bond flick since the first Jason Bourne.
Now Ritchie is dissecting and reassembling the Arthur legend in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – and it’s a very kinetic movie that is also, simultaneously, more than a bit of a slog.
Guy Ritchie’s off the wall film Snatch – which starred Brad Pitt with an incomprehensible Pikey accent – is being adapted as a drama series by Crackle.
Rupert Grint has signed on to play posh con man Charlie Cavensish in the series. Dougray Scott and Ed Westwick will also star.
‘Inspired by a real life heist in London, “Snatch,” centers on a group of twenty-something, up and coming hustlers who stumble upon a truck load of stolen gold bullion and are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime.’
Snatch is set for a ten-episode/60-minute first season, and will premiere in 2017. For details follow the jump.
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. opens with a breathtaking chase sequence as Napoleon Solo engineers an escape from East Germany (over the Berlin Wall) for a pretty auto mechanic named Gaby – who is the daughter of a missing nuclear scientist who has just revolutionized the creation of enriched uranium.
Solo has to work for the escape because a shadowy yet hulking KGB agent is less than a step behind. After succeeding, he is appalled to discover that agent is Ilya Kuryakin – and they will have to work together to find said scientist.