Matthew McConaughey plays the sole American expat among an impressive cast of British tough guys in Guy Ritchie’s latest film “The Gentlemen.”
McConaughey’s character has built a profitable marijuana empire in London and is rumored to be cashing out of his business forever, leading every gangster in town to plot schemes, bribes and blackmail in an attempt to win his empire. The only problem is, he is “not for sale.”
“In the jungle, the only way a lion survives is not by acting like a king, but by being the king,” McConaughey says threateningly in the new trailer released Wednesday.
“The Gentlemen,” once titled “Toff Guys,” stars McConaughey alongside Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell and Hugh Grant. Grant, Hunnam and Golding all play mobsters on opposite side of the turf war fighting for McConaughey’s empire.
“The Gentlemen” is a return to form for Ritchie following “Aladdin,” and the trailer gives a taste at the same slick filmmaking and hooligan attitude that can be found in films like Ritchie’s “Snatch” and “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” Ritchie also wrote the screenplay and developed the story with Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies. Ritchie also produces with Atkinson and Bill Block.
STXfilms is releasing the action comedy into theaters on Jan. 24, 2020. Watch the new trailer above.