The action comedy “The Gentlemen” will be adapted into a Netflix series by Guy Ritchie! Who will succeed Matthew McConaughey in the lead role?
Guy Ritchie, again and again. The British filmmaker is making waves via a new project for the Netflix platform. The latter is in fact preparing to begin filming the series The Gentlemen, an adaptation of his own feature film of the same name.
Released in cinemas in 2020, The Gentlemen stars Matthew McConaughey in the role of a drug lord in London, surrounded by a gallery of colorful characters, played in particular by Charlie Hunnam, Hugh Grant, Colin Farrell and even Jeremy Strong.
A commercial success (115 million dollars in revenue for a budget of 22 million), the feature film is currently one of the filmmaker’s films with the highest ratings on AlloCiné (4.1/5), a small step behind his cult Snatch (4.2/5), also adapted into a series (but which it would be more reasonable to forget…).
Guy Ritchie will be credited as creator of the program, co-writer and director of the first two episodes. While it seems that none of the film’s actors are returning, the cast will bring together Theo James (Divergent, The White Lotus) and Max Beesley (Operation Fortune) in the main roles, as well as one of the filmmaker’s favorite actors – former footballer Vinnie Jones.
More prolific than ever, Guy Ritchie recently completed filming the war film The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare with Henry Cavill and will soon begin production on the film live-action Disney Hercules.
This year, two new films directed by Guy Ritchie were released on Prime Video: Operation Fortune: Ruse of War, a James Bond pastiche with Jason Statham, and The Convenant, a drama about the war in Afghanistan with Jake Gyllenhaal.
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