Regardless of what you feel of director Guy Ritchie’s most recent non-crime offerings—Aladdin, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (side note: I’m the only person in the entire universe who actually liked that film), The Man from U.N.C.L.E.— it is tough to deny that when Ritchie makes something in the vein of Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, and/or RockNRolla, he’s a top-notch filmmaker in full control of the creative process.
It is tough for a filmmaker to establish his voice in a crowded movie community but Ritchie is so adept at crafting stylish crime thrillers that the recent announcement of a new one, The Gentlemen, seems like a reason to celebrate (regardless of the January release date that implies the film could be terrible). While the jury is out on how well the film actually is, or how well it performs at the box office, I will be getting an advanced sneak peek very soon and will share my thoughts. Until then, enjoy the fast-paced, exciting trailer for The Gentlemen.
The official synopsis for the film:
“THE GENTLEMEN follows American expat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) who built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him (featuring an all-star ensemble cast including Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell, and Hugh Grant).”
Guy Ritchie, Marn Davies, Ivan Atkinson
Guy Ritchie, Robert Simonds, Bill Block, Alan J. Wands, Ivan Atkinson
Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell, Hugh Grant