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Theo James to Lead ‘The Gentlemen’ TV Series

Theo James in HBO Max’s ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife.’

Guy Ritchie launched his directing profession with the likes of ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrells’ and ‘Snatch’, however in newer years, he moved on to motion pictures similar to ‘Aladdin’ and ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’

Still, in 2020, he launched what many individuals noticed as a return to his roots, ‘The Gentlemen’, against the law caper set in London stocked with colourful characters. And since March of this 12 months, Netflix has been trying to lock down a TV model with Ritchie concerned.

Fast-forward just a few months and it’s a actuality, the streaming service handing out a straight-to-series order and Ritchie casting Theo James within the lead function.

‘The Gentlemen’, in case you didn’t catch it, follows American expat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey), who constructed a extremely worthwhile marijuana empire in London. When phrase will get out that he’s trying to money out of the enterprise perpetually, it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an try to steal his area out from underneath him.

Among the remainder of the solid, the standouts had been Colin Farrell, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Jeremy Strong and Hugh Grant, who delivered to life an meeting of oddball gangsters, sleazy journalists and diverse thugs.

Hugh Grant, Jeremy Strong, Henry Golding, Colin Farrell, Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, and Michelle Dockery in Guy Ritchie's 'The Gentlemen.'

(L to R) Hugh Grant, Jeremy Strong, Henry Golding, Colin Farrell, Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, and Michelle Dockery in Guy Ritchie’s ‘The Gentlemen.’ Photo courtesy of STX Films.

All we all know of the present’s solid to date is James, enjoying Eddie Halstead, who has inherited his father’s sizeable property solely to find that it’s sitting on high of a weed empire owned by the legendary Mickey Pearson. Has this straight-up soldier acquired what it takes to grasp the darkish arts of the British felony underworld and take management of the whole operation?

No phrase on whether or not McConaughey or any of the others may pop up within the collection, however we’ll discover out quickly sufficient. Ritchie wrote a pilot script with ‘Peaky Blinders’ veteran Matthew Read and is about to start out capturing. He’ll direct the primary two episodes (establishing the present’s really feel) and is an government producer overseeing the remaining.

Ritchie’s TV work is uncommon, however not remarkable, as he’s tailored his movies earlier than – he created and co-wrote ‘Lock, Stock….’, which turned his debut right into a present for UK broadcaster Channel 4.

And the director is busy on the big-screen entrance, too. He has motion comedy ‘Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre’ full and headed to screens subsequent 12 months, and is hooked up to develop and direct a brand new, stay motion/CG ‘Hercules’ film for Disney with Joe and Anthony Russo producing.

But earlier than that one may even take into consideration shifting ahead, there’s Ritchie’s subsequent precise gig, ‘The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare’, which has Henry Cavill aboard as its lead.

Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and co-starring Eiza González, the based-on-truth World War II spy thriller will deal with Winston Churchill’s and Bond author Ian Fleming’s secret fight group. The clandestine squad’s unconventional and fully ‘ungentlemanly’ preventing methods in opposition to the Nazis helped change the course of the warfare and partially gave beginning to the fashionable Black Ops unit.



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