The Hollywood Reporter, in an exclusive, reports that CRAZY RICH ASIANS star Henry Golding will top-line Guy Ritchie’s next film TOFF GUYS with Matthew McConaughey and Kate Beckinsale. The project is a return to the British crime genre that Ritchie is best known for in such films like LOCk, STOCK, AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS.
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Ritchie will direct and produce from a script he wrote with Marn Davies and Ivan Atkinson. The story explores the collision between European “old money” and the modern marijuana industry. It follows a British drug lord attempting to cash out on his highly profitable empire by selling it off to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires.
“McConaughey as the inside outsider with Henry and Kate will make for a thrilling Guy Ritchie ride,” said Miramax CEO Bill Block.
Miramax paid a whopping $30 million to pick up worldwide rights to the drama at the Cannes Film Festival. Production is set to start this fall in England. Bob Osher (chief operating officer and general counsel) and Matthew Anderson (VP of development and production for film and TV) will be supervising on behalf of Miramax.
After his feature debut as the co-lead of CRAZY RICH ASIANS, Golding has been on an acting streak. He co-starred in A SIMPLE FAVOR, which is a sleeper hit, and will join Emilia Clarke in the London-set romance LAST CHRISTMAS.
To read more, head over to The Hollywood Reporter: Matthew McConaughey, Kate Beckinsale, Henry Golding to Star in Guy Ritchie’s ‘Toff Guys’ (EXCLUSIVE)