Writer/director Guy Ritchie (Snatch) is finally making a return to the British crime genre with his upcoming release The Gentlemen starring Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey and Charlie Hunnam.
Early tracking for the film according to BoxOfficePro is heading towards $10-15 million opening weekend domestically.
This would be a massive drop for the Aladdin director as the Disney film opened to a fantastic $91.5 million.
However, The Gentlemen is a completely different film as it’s an R-rated action-comedy with a much smaller budget targeting an older audience.
Guy’s next film that is about to begin production which will be an English language remake of 2004 French crime thriller Le Convoyeur aka Cash Truck starring Jason Statham (Snatch, Hobbs & Shaw), Niamh Algar (Raised By Wolves), Holt McCallany (Alien 3, Fight Club, Mindhunter), Scott Eastwood (Fate of The Furious, Fury, Suicide Squad, Pacific Rim: Uprising), Jeffrey Donovan (Fargo, Sicario, Sicario: Day of The Soldado), Laz Alonso (Avatar), and Josh Hartnett (Pearl Harbor).
Statham stars as H, a cold and mysterious character working at a cash-truck company responsible for moving hundreds of millions of dollars around Los Angeles each week. Weaving through a carefully constructed narrative, the film shifts across timelines and among various characters’ perspectives.
Filming on Cash Truck will be taking place in Los Angeles and London.
The Gentlemen is set for release on January 24th.
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 (featuring an all-star ensemble cast including Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell, and Hugh Grant).
SOURCE: BOX OFFICE PRO