Colin Farrell signs on for Guy Ritchie’s Toff Guys
The Hollywood Reporter has brought word that Golden Globe-winning actor Colin Farrell (Widows) has signed on to join the ensemble crime drama Toff Guys from Guy Ritchie. He joins a cast that includes Matthew McConaughey (White Boy Rick), Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians), Hugh Grant (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.), Jeremy Strong (Succession) and Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey).
Farrell, who has seen continued success in both blockbuster and indie productions of late including the 2015 black comedy The Lobster, the 2016 franchise starter Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and this year’s Widows, will portray a character named Coach, a trainer of MMA fighter. He will next be seen in the live-action remake of the Disney classic, Dumbo, which is set to hit theaters on March 29, 2019.
Toff Guys will explore the collision between old money European wealth and the modern marijuana industrial complex with new gang entrants swarming. Ritchie’s signature visual cocktail will be served with an abundance of fun. Ritchie wrote the script with Marn Davies and Ivan Atkinson.
Ritchie is currently in post-production on the live-action adaptation of Disney’s Aladdin starring Billy Magnussen, Will Smith, and Naomi Scott. His last film, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, was a costly misfire that grossed just $148 million worldwide on a $175 million budget. Still, the director’s Sherlock Holmes films were sizable hits, while his early work, namely Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels remain minor classics.
Miramax’s Bob Osher and Matthew Anderson will oversee the film in behalf of the film studion. Toff Guys’s production is currently underway in England.
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