A Gentlemen’s Reunion For Grant & Ritchie
The ensemble for Guy Ritchie’s globe-trotting action film Five Eyes is filling out as Hugh Grant and Josh Hartnett sign up.
Deadline reports that Grant and Hartnett are the latest to join the Jason Statham movie, which will be Grant’s third time working with Ritchie following his turns in The Gentlemen and Man From Uncle.
Hartnett too will also be re-teaming with both Ritchie and Statham following their collaboration on Wrath Of Man, which shot last year but has yet to release.
The film follows Statham as an MI6 agent who is recruited by a global intelligence alliance known as Five Eyes to stop the sale of a deadly new weapons technology that threatens to disrupt the world order. Reluctantly paired with CIA tech expert, he sets off on a globe-trotting mission to find the billionaire arms broker who holds the fate of the world in his hands.
Grant was recently seen starring opposite Nicole Kidman in HBO TV miniseries The Undoing, and as historian Tennyson Foss in Black Mirror’s mockumentary-style special Death To 2020.
As LMO previously reported, Cary Elwes will co-star in the film alongside Aubrey Plaza, which was written by Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies, with revisions by Ritchie.
We’ll bring you more updates on Five Eyes when we hear it.