Miramax has closed a $30 million deal to finance and acquire the world rights to Guy Ritchie’s latest film, “Toff Guys,” the studio announced on Wednesday.
The film will explore the collision between old money in Europe and the modern marijuana industrial complex with new gang entrants swarming. Ritchie, who will direct and produce, wrote the script with Marn Davies and Ivan Atkinson.
“Movies like ‘Snatch’ and ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’ launched Guy’s career and opened up a new genre to audiences. We are thrilled to work with a master filmmaker in his element who is committed to delivering a super fun kick ass theatrical experience,” said Miramax CEO, Bill Block, in a statement.
Along with “Toff Guys,” Ritchie’s next film will be the live-action version of Disney’s “Aladdin,” which will hit theaters on May 24, 2019.
CEO Bill Block and Miramax consultant Crystal Bourbeau initiated the sale with Thorsten Schumacher from Rocket. Bourbeau was recently EVP of International Sales and Distribution for Lionsgate where she was responsible for licensing and distribution initiatives. The deal was negotiated by CAA Media Finance at Cannes where Miramax is in attendance.