Immediately the first time we saw the cast for this one and went on to checking out the trailer (which also immediately brought a smile to our face and a few giggles) we knew it was a winner. The Gentlemen, set for 06 March release, is a movie overseen by the excellent Guy Ritchie and features an all-star extravaganza cast, namely Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey; Sons of Anarchy star, Charlie Hunnam; Golden Globe winner, Hugh Grant and bad-boy Colin Farrell.
Evidently oozing in style, panache, comedy and action – this film centres around American expat and kingpin Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) who built a highly profitable marijuana empire in England. When word gets out that he might be looking to cash out of the business, it triggers schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.
Mickey (McConaughey), Raymond (Charlie Hunnam) and Fletcher (Hugh Grant) are the three lead characters in the story. Fletcher is a strange, private detective who finds dirt on rich powerful people and then tries to sell it to the highest bidder. In this instance Fletcher has dirt on Mickey and he decides to share his theory with Raymond (Mickey’s right hand man). A series of double crossing, gunfights, car chasing and gangsters galore unfold in what can only be described as an epic, often hilarious, action packed adventure into London’s ‘underground’ world.
Matthew McConaughey shared his thoughts about working with Guy Ritchie:
“I knew it was the type that had the particular Guy Ritchie music and meter to it. People talk in his films like he edits them, it’s very clean and to the point. This is the type of world and story that I wanted to work with Guy Ritchie in. This is where he has left his mark already as a very original voice.”
“One of the huge powers that Guy (Ritchie) has is his ability to give a lot of autonomy to the people he hires. He encourages not only the actors, but every department to go off, explore and do our best work and if he feels that it is not quite pulling off the Guy Ritchie filter then he will tweak and adjust,” said Charlie Hunnam on working with Ritchie.
We’re definitely making a date to go see this one, there’s really no excuse not to if we’re being honest. The Gentlemen releases in cinemas nationwide on 06 March 2020.
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