'The Gentlemen': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about Guy Ritchie's upcoming gangster movie
'The Gentlemen' boasts a stellar cast including Matthew McConaughey and Charlie Hunnam, an interesting premise and more of the dark tongue-in-cheek comedy that has made Ritchie's earliest films such enduring successes
Guy Ritchie is back with a brand-new feature film called 'The Gentlemen' that looks like it's going to be yet another classic gangster movie like the ones that first put the Hertfordshire-born filmmaker on the map. 'The Gentlemen' boasts a stellar cast, an interesting premise, and more of the sort of tongue-in-cheek comedy that made Ritchie's earliest films so very successful.
Here’s everything you need to know about the project:
'The Gentlemen' is scheduled to arrive in theaters on January 24, 2020.
'The Gentlemen' tells the story of an American drug lord in London who wishes to leave his weed empire behind for a quiet retired life. Unfortunately, when the rest of the criminal underworld finds out about his plans, they'll stop at nothing to steal everything he's made for himself and absolute chaos unfolds.
Here's the official plot summary: "From writer/director Guy Ritchie comes 'The Gentlemen', a star-studded sophisticated action comedy. '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 "
The Oscar-winning actor stars in the film as criminal mastermind and money-maker Mickey Pearson, an American expat running a very successful pot empire in the U.K. McConaughey is joined by an all-star ensemble cast including Charlie Hunnam (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword), Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Jeremy Strong (Succession), Eddie Marsan (Ray Donovan), Colin Farrell (Total Recall) and Hugh Grant (Love Actually).
The English director, producer and writer is best known for his gangster films, though he has also worked on films in other genres in recent years including Disney's live-action remake of 'Aladdin'. 'The Gentlemen' has been directed by Ritchie based on a story conceived by him in collaboration with Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies. Ritchie has also been credited as a producer for the film alongside Atkinson and Bill Block.
The first trailer for the film was released October 2. The preview features plenty of violence, large helpings of dark humor and copious amounts of marijuana. We get a quick look at most of the film's characters but the one that rightfully stands out is McConaughey's drug lord Pearson, a true classic gentleman rogue.
"In the jungle," Pearson says in the trailer. "Only way a lion survives [is] not by acting like a king, by being the king." Looks like this is going to be an epic, gangster flick along the same lines as 'Snatch' and 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels'.
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