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Guy Ritchie's The Gentlemen movie is getting a Netflix TV series

Dominic Smithers

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Guy Ritchie's The Gentlemen movie is getting a Netflix TV series

Guy Ritchie's The Gentlemen movie is getting a Netflix TV series. Check out the trailer for the film:

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Announcing the exciting news, the streaming site said: "Theo James, Kaya Scodelario, Daniel Ings, Joely Richardson, Giancarlo Esposito, Peter Serafinowicz and Vinnie Jones (!) will star in new series The Gentlemen, from creator Guy Ritchie.

"Ritchie will serve as creator, co-writer and executive producer of the series that is set in the world of the film of the same name, but not starring the original characters. He'll also direct the first two episodes."

Discussing the new release, Ritchie: "The world of The Gentlemen is a little bit of me. I’m thrilled that with Netflix, Miramax and Moonage we have this opportunity to inhabit it once again.

"We’re looking forward to bringing fans back into that world, introducing new characters and their stories and I am excited to be doing it with this extremely talented cast."

For those of you who aren't familiar with the original film, it boasted an all-star cast, with Matthew McConaughey starring alongside Colin Farrell, Hugh Grant, Charlie Hunnam, and Henry Golding.

The synopsis said: "The Gentlemen follows American expat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) who built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London.

Matthew McConaughey in The Gentlemen. Credit: Miramax
Matthew McConaughey in The Gentlemen. Credit: Miramax

"When word gets out that he's looking to cash out of the business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him."

The blockbuster was hugely successful, grossing $115 million (£89m) at the worldwide box office.

However, while it was financially pretty lucrative, it received mixed reviews from critics.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly about the film at the time, Ritchie said he wanted to bring both sides of the Atlantic together.

He said: "What I wanted to do was to bring subcultures together from both sides of the Atlantic.

"An American comes to England to be clever and get a job in the conventional fashion, but then takes his smarts through his connections at Oxford and realises there's more money to be made in the marijuana game, and capitalises on the entrepreneurial New World spirit with the comfortable and exciting juxtaposition of British aristocracy.

Hugh Grant starred in the 2019 film. Credit: Miramax
Hugh Grant starred in the 2019 film. Credit: Miramax

"So what I wanted was British aristocracy, New World American drive, and all of the fun to be had with bringing those two worlds together. Marijuana's kind of fun, but nevertheless serious and there's money involved."

Rumours of a TV adaptation of the film have been doing the rounds for some time.

Back in 2020, Miramax announced it was working on the series.

Marc Helwig, Miramax's head of worldwide television, said: "Miramax Television is thrilled to break new creative ground in our partnership with Guy Ritchie on The Gentlemen.

"One of the most distinctive and prolific filmmakers working today and someone whose creativity I have admired for many years, we couldn't be more excited to bring the cinematic journey of The Gentlemen forth into the realm of global premium television."

According to Deadline, the series will actually bring The Gentlemen full circle, as it originally began life as a TV pitch before being made into a feature film.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Matthew McConaughey, UK News, Netflix, US News

Dominic Smithers
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