Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen movie becomes a Netflix TV series
at Guy Ritchie Gentlemen the film becomes a Netflix television series. Check out the movie trailer:
Announcing the exciting news, the streaming site said: “Theo James, Kaya Scodelario, Daniel Ings, Joely Richardson, Giancarlo Esposito, Peter Serafinowicz and Vinnie Jones (!) will star in the new series. Gentlemenfrom designer Guy Ritchie.
“Ritchie will serve as creator, co-writer and executive producer of the series which is set in the world of the film of the same name, but does not feature the original characters. He will also direct the first two episodes.”
Speaking of the new release, Ritchie: “The world of Gentlemen it’s a bit me. I’m thrilled that with Netflix, Miramax and Moonage, we have this opportunity to inhabit it again.
“We can’t wait to bring fans back into this world, introduce new characters and their stories and I’m thrilled to do that with this hugely talented cast.”
For those of you unfamiliar with the original film, it had an all-star cast, with Matthew McConaughey alongside Colin Farrell, Hugh Grant, Charlie Hunnam and Henry Golding.
The synopsis read:Gentlemen follows American expat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) who has built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London.
“When it comes to light that he is looking to take money out of the business forever, it triggers conspiracies, schemes, bribes and blackmail to steal his estate.”
However, while financially quite lucrative, it received mixed reviews from critics.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly about the film at the time, Ritchie said he wanted to bring the two sides of the Atlantic together.
He said: “What I wanted to do was bring together the subcultures from both sides of the Atlantic.
“An American comes to England to be smart and get a job the conventional way, but then takes his smarts through his Oxford connections and realizes there’s more money to be made in the marijuana game, and capitalizes on the entrepreneurial spirit of the New World with the comfortable and exciting juxtaposition of British aristocracy.
“So what I wanted was British aristocracy, New World American driving and all the fun to be had in bringing those two worlds together. Marijuana is kind of fun, but serious nonetheless and there’s money at stake.”
Rumors of a television adaptation of the film have been circulating for some time.
In 2020, Miramax announced that they were working on the series.
Marc Helwig, Head of Global Television at Miramax, said: “Miramax Television is thrilled to be breaking new ground in our partnership with Guy Ritchie on Gentlemen.
“One of the most distinctive and prolific filmmakers working today and someone whose creativity I have admired for many years, we couldn’t be more excited to showcase the cinematic journey of Gentlemen in the field of global premium television.”
According to Deadline, the series will actually bring Gentlemen full loop, as it started life as a TV pitch before being made into a feature film.