Guy Richie's hugely successful movie from earlier this year will be getting the TV treatment.
It's nice to hear that movie and TV productions are picking back up, and it's even better when you hear of a new series being developed that will undoubtedly prove to be very popular. 'The Gentlemen' TV series has been announced today, which will be based on the movie of the same name from Guy Richie.
Richie, known for directing the likes of 'Snatch', 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels', and not forgetting Disney's live-action 'Aladdin' (which is getting a sequel, but Richie's involvement is yet to be confirmed), will be helming the project which is being created by Miramax TV.
The movie was quite a hit at the box office this January, and from a $22 million budget, it managed to make over $115 million worldwide. This makes it one of the only successful movie releases of 2020.
The original gangster drama/comedy starred Matthew McConaughey, Colin Farrell, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, and Hugh Grant, and revolved around McConaughey's character Mickey trying to get out of the marijuana business in London. This of course leads to plenty of bribery, high jinx, and comedic moments with the cast.
There has been no word yet if any of the cast will be reprising their roles in 'The Gentlemen' TV series. It will likely be that the characters will be recast for this new iteration.
Interestingly, 'The Gentlemen' originally started out as a TV series before the storyline was whittled down to a two-hour movie. With a vast amount of characters in play, it makes sense for them to all be fleshed out on the small screen. Expect more details of Guy Richie's TV series in the future.