Guy Ritchie is heading back into the gangster realm, and he’s kicked off casting with some interesting choices.
On board to star in Toff Guys are Matthew McConaughey, Kate Beckinsale and Henry Golding, the latter of whom recently starred in hit comedy Crazy Rich Asians. Variety broke the casting news, reporting that the film…
… explores the collision between European “old money” and the modern marijuana industry. It follows a British drug lord attempting to cash out on his highly profitable empire by selling it off to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires.
The film is said to be in the vein of Ritchie’s early Brit gangster flicks, such as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. It’s been a while since we’ve seen him tackle this kind of fare; RocknRolla was in 2008, and he has since delivered two Robert Downey Jr-starring Sherlock Holmes films, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
Ritchie will be directing and producing the film, which he also wrote with Marn Davies and Ivan Atkinson. Filming will be kicking off in England towards the end of the year. But before we see how Ritchie fares back doing his gangster thing, we’ll see how goes tackling a big Disney film: the live-action adaptation of Aladdin, with Will Smith as Genie, will be hitting cinemas in May 2019.