Fresh off directing the new live-action version of Aladdin for Disney, which hits cinemas May 24, 2019, Guy Ritchie is going back to hits roots and will make a film titled Toff Guys, which will reportedly be more in the vein of Lock, Stock, And Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, the British gangster films that initially helped him make a name for himself.
Matthew McConaughey will star in the film which “will explore the collision between old money European wealth and the modern marijuana industrial complex with new gang entrants swarming”.
Ritchie will pen the script alongside Marn Davies and Ivan Atkinson, and the film will follow “a very English drug lord attempting to cash out on his highly profitable empire by selling it off to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires”.
McConaughey is expected to be play one of the Oklahoman billionaires, so those hoping for an interesting attempt at an accent á la Brad Pitt in Snatch will likely be disappointed. McConaughey will be joined in the film by Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians) and Kate Beckinsale when the film begins shooting in England in the autumn.
With Richie done helming Aladdin, this should see him return to his traditional cocktail of violence and comedy, along with his patented explosive, kinetic filmmaking.