Well, this is a little odd. Apparently, Guy Ritchie has started filming his crime flick Toff Guys in London but there has been a casting shakeup. According to TheSun, actress Kate Beckinsale had to bail on the film this week despite filming is underway in London, she had reportedly cited an illness in the family and left the project on Monday.

Kate resigned from gangster flick Toff Guys on Monday after deciding she could no longer commit to her role. Guy has already found Kate’s replacement, signing up Downton star Michelle Dockery as the project’s leading lady.

Luckily, they had Downton Abbey/Lawless actress Michelle Dockery on standby and has now taken up the Beckinsale role. Michelle joins previously announced cast members such as Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Grant, and Crazy Rich Asians breakout Henry Golding.

The film’s story focuses on a British drug lord, who tries to sell off his multi-million-pound empire to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires. 

I’m a massive fan of Guy’s films but something has been missing since he’s parted ways with Matthew Vaughn and I have my fingers crossed that this new film ends up coming from the Guy Ritchie we fell in love with decades ago.

There is a good chance that due to Ritchie’s commitments to Toff Guys and Disney’s Aladdin, he might not end up directing Sherlock Holmes 3 which is expected to shoot next year to meet it’s 2020 release date set by Warner Bros.

A release date has yet to be made official.


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