British actors Charlie Hunnam and Henry Golding fronted up to the trailer launch of their new film The Gentleman, looking very dapper indeed in their well cut suits.
The pair were at the 2019 CinemaCon STXfilms Presentation at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to show off the new trailer for the Guy Ritchie film, which promises to go back to “Vintage Ritchie”. The film is another crime escapade set in the drug underworld.
The Gentleman is set in England and takes us back to the underbelly of crime which Ritchie became so well known and well loved for in his early career. His hit films include the now iconic Snatch and Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. The film explores the dust up between old European drug lords and and the more modern cannabis trade and what happens when a drug lord wants to offload his plant based business to the Americans.
The film has a stellar cast including Hugh Grant, Mathew McConaughey, Colin Farrell and Michelle Dockery. Grant casts aside his normal posh persona to become a cockney criminal, and McConaughey is head of the American contingent of drug dealers.
As with all of Ritchie’s work, the story will be interlaced with paths crossing, double crossing, a few gruesome deaths for laughs, car chases, and of course the lovely lady caught up in the mess.
Talking at the STX Hunnam said the film, originally called Toff Guys, came about, unbeknownst to him at the time, when he was auditioning for the Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. “We discussed at great lengths the merits of the California marijuana business, which I know small amounts about,” Hunnam quipped. “So then I read this script and then I realized what the nature of that conversation was all about. He’d obviously been cooking this up for a couple of years.”
Hunnam is known to many fans as Jax from Sons Of Anarchy while Golding starred in Rich Crazy Asians. The pair spoke of their experience working with Ritchie; how the script and sets were constantly evolving, completely rewriting scenes with their input.
Hunnam said, “There’s some sort of weird alchemy to his filmmaking where he’s deeply collaborative and allows everybody to imbue the project with their own philosophy and world views, and yet it goes through the Guy Ritchie filter and unquestionably the result is Guy Ritchie sensibility.”
The Gentleman has yet to be given a release date, but we expect it to hit screens in 2020.