Guy Ritchie And Jason Statham Are Making Their First Movie Together In 15 Years
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Guy Ritchie's making a new spy thriller, and he's got his old pal Jason Statham involved - marking the first movie they've made together in 15 years.
According to Deadline, the dynamic duo are reuniting for a new untitled thriller formerly known as Five Eyes.
The entertainment outlet reports that Statham will feature alongside Aubrey Plaza, with Miramax producing and financing.
It'll come as huge news for fans of Ritchie's classic gangster films - which came to define British cinema in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
And as he rose to prominence for his gritty yet amusing depiction of London's criminal underground, there were a few people that Ritchie took along with him - including actor Jason Statham, who had been unknown before he was cast in the director's cult 1998 crime comedy Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
After working with each other again on 2000's Snatch, the pair made it a hat-trick in 2005 with Revolver.
Fast forward to the present day, however, and it's been a while since the two have collaborated on anything - until now, that is.
STX is reportedly handling distribution for their new film, which was sold at the TIFF Virtual sales room.
Deadline reports the movie became 'one of, if not the biggest sale, during the market', as STX had 'aggressively pursued it' after working with Ritchie on The Gentleman.
It previously went under the name Five Eyes, but a new title is yet to be announced.
However, we do know that Richie will also be producing, as well as adding revisions to a screenplay from Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies, who wrote Ritchie's most recent movie The Gentlemen.
According to Deadline, the narrative follows 'MI6 guns-and-steel agent (Statham) who is recruited by a global intelligence alliance to track down and stop the sale of a deadly new weapons technology that threatens to disrupt the world order'.
"Reluctantly paired with CIA high-tech expert, Fortune sets off on a globe-trotting mission where he will have to use all of his charm, ingenuity and stealth to track down and infiltrate [a] billionaire arms broker," Deadline adds.
The film will be produced by Bill Block for Miramax, which is fully financing the film, while Ivan Atkinson also serves as producer.
LADbible has contacted Miramax for comment.
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