New Show Based On 2020 Gangster Movie
Following a fairly successful run at the box office earlier this year, Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen is being turned into a TV series.
According to Deadline, Ritchie will write, direct and executive produce the upcoming series, which is being developed for Miramax TV.
The movie was released in theaters earlier this year and was one of few releases in 2020 to have a full, relatively uninterrupted theatrical run. And this decent run has proven to be a good enough indicator to merit its own TV series.
Interestingly, Ritchie had originally pitched The Gentlemen as a TV series. It eventually became a movie instead.
There’s no word right now if any of the movie cast members will be joining the TV show. Though Matthew McConaughey and Colin Farrell have both featured on the small screen, starring in HBO’s True Detective, so never say never. Marc Helwig, Head or Worldwide Television for Miramax, had this to say in a statement –
“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.”
The Gentlemen movie follows an American ex-pat named Mickey Pearson (McConaughey). Mickey has built a very successful weed empire in London. Word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the business for good, which triggers a series of plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail as others look to steal the empire out from under his feet.
You can read RunforitMarty’s The Gentlemen review for LMO here.
Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies, who were his partners on the movie, will be on board as executive producers.
Ritchie directed last year’s live-action Aladdin for Disney, which grossed more than $1 billion at the box office. A sequel is in the works with Ritchie attached. The filmmaker has also completed filming on Wrath Of Man, which is expected to arrive sometime next year.