Director Guy Ritchie has a particular brand of witty and explosive action, and he’s taking his formula to new heights in the latest trailer for his upcoming film The Gentlemen.
The Gentlemen is arguably Ritchie’s most star-studded affair yet, with Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Grant, Colin Farrell, Henry Golding, Charlie Hunnam, and Michelle Dockery all lending their talents to the film. The movie follows an American drug lord in London (McConoughey) who plans on selling off his lucrative business, which encourages a number of eccentric — and often dangerous — players to launch their own attempts at becoming his successor. Take a look at the fast-paced and ultra-stylish trailer below.
The film is being hailed as a return to form for Ritchie, who cut his teeth on critically-acclaimed English gangster movies like 1998’s Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels and 2000’s Snatch before moving on to bigger studio fare (and losing some street cred from critics) with films like Sherlock Holmes, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, and Aladdin. But now the director is back with another wryly funny ensemble British crime film that calls to mind his work from two decades ago, meaning The Gentlemen could be the movie fans of Ritchie have been waiting 20 years for. Plus, the film is giving us what looks like some of the most entertaining roles we’ve ever seen from the likes of McConoughey, Farrell, and Grant (who looks strangely like Al Pacino in the film), which all should add up to one rollicking good time at the cinema.
The Gentlemen arrives in theaters on Jan. 24.