Matthew McConaughey has a fairy tale for the “little dragon” played by Henry Golding in Guy Ritchie’s “The Gentlemen,” and the moral of that story is “f— off.”
McConaughey is a wealthy, American ex-pat with a hugely successful marijuana empire in London. But when Golding, who plays a rival gang leader from Asia, attempts about to buy him out of his business, McConaughey’s character is none too pleased.
“There once was a young and foolish dragon who came to ask a wise and cunning lion about acquiring his territory,” McConaughey says as the start of his fable. “There’s only one rule in this jungle. When the lion’s hungry, he eats!”
After the billion-dollar success of Disney’s remake of “Aladdin,” Guy Ritchie’s latest film “The Gentlemen” is a return to his roots of British hooligans and mobsters with thick accents, a lot of violence and snappy humor.
The full cast, which includes Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell and Hugh Grant, all get a chance to shine in this more violence-heavy peek at the film opening in North American theaters from STXfilms on Jan. 24.
Ritchie directed and wrote the screenplay based on his own story co-written with Ivan Atkinson & Marn Davies. Ritchie and Atkinson also produced with Bill Block.
Watch the new trailer for “The Gentlemen” above.