Guy Ritchie’s 'The Gentlemen' being turned into a television series

Gregory Wakeman
·Contributor
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Matthew McConaughey in The Gentlemen (Credit: Miramax)
Matthew McConaughey in The Gentlemen (Credit: Miramax)

Guy Ritchie is set to write and direct a TV adaptation of The Gentlemen, his crime, action comedy that starred Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, and Hugh Grant.

According to Deadline, when Ritchie originally started work on The Gentlemen he envisioned it as a TV series, only to adjust it for the big-screen as he wrote it.

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Ritchie will also executive produce The Gentlemen alongside Marn Davies and Ivan Atkinson, which is being developed by Miramax TV. At the moment, it is currently unclear whether or not any of the film’s very impressive ensemble, which also included Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, and Colin Farrell, will return.

Marc Helwig, who is the Head Of Worldwide Television over at Miramax, looks to be excited to announce about the impending collaboration.

Singer Sting and his wife Trudie Styler, actor Hugh Grant and director Guy Ritchie pose as they arrive for a special screening of "The Gentlemen" in London, Britain December 3, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
Singer Sting and his wife Trudie Styler, actor Hugh Grant and director Guy Ritchie pose as they arrive for a special screening of "The Gentlemen" in London, Britain December 3, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

“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.”

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The Gentlemen revolved around McConaughey’s Mickey Pearson, an American marijuana kingpin who has built his criminal empire in England. Pearson looks to sell his company to Jeremy Strong’s Matthew Berger, which sets off a chain reaction that results in more violence and murder.

The film proved to be a relative hit for Ritchie and Miramax, too. Made for just £17 million ($22 million), The Gentlemen went on to gross around £98.3 million ($115.2 million) worldwide, while it amassed a score of 75% on Rotten Tomatoes.