The Gentlemen: Guy Ritchie's Netflix series unveils its first actor

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< strong>Guy Ritchie is set to direct a spin-off series from his movie The Gentlemen with Netflix, and the name of the first actor has been revealed.

Since few years, the director of Snatch does not stop. After directing Angry Man with Jason Statham, Guy Ritchie currently has four projects in the works. First there's Operation Fortune: Ruse of War, which should arrive early next year, but also The Interpreter, a war movie with Jake Gyllenhaal. He will also direct The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, another war movie starring Henry Cavill this time and, more surprisingly, the live-action remake of the Disney movie Hercules, which will be inspired by TikTok.

In 2019, Guy Ritchie produced two works, one of which we do not even want to pronounce the name (< strong>Aladdin) and the carpet-smoking movie The Gentlemen. Explosive, enjoyable and very English, the film directed by Matthew McConaughey met with success since it pocketed 115 million dollars at the worldwide box office, for a budget of 22 million. As of October 2020, Guy Ritchie has announced plans to make a spinoff series from The Gentlemen and it's well underway.

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While we learned in October 2020 that the production company Miramax, which produced the first film, was in, Netflix appeared in the equation in March 2022 by announcing that it wanted to buy the series and therefore broadcast it. If this acquisition was not yet official, Variety has confirmed that the company has acquired the rights. While he directed, wrote and produced the film,Guy Ritchie will also serve as producer, writer and director of the series The Gentlemen.

The series, which will be a sequel to the film, has also found its lead actor, Theo James, which will play Eddie Halstead, a man who after the death of his father finds himself embroiled in the cannabis empire of Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey), so he will have to learn the tricks of the trade in order not to be swallowed up by the industry . For the moment, it is not yet known if any actors from the first film will be back for the series.

If he turns in Underworld: New Era in 2012, it's his role in the saga Divergent< /strong> which reveals Theo James to the general public. Surely suffering from this role in the young adult saga, he still plays in the cinema, but in fairly secondary roles or for rather ignored films. In 2022, we saw him appearing in two HBO series,The Time Traveler's Wife and season 2 of The White Lotus, currently airing in France on OCS .

No release date has been revealed at this time, but filming should start in the next few days. See you soon, on Netflix, of course.

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