The prolific British gangster movie director makes his return to action comedy with a slate of actors he’s recently collaborated with.
Guy Ritchie has been trying his hand at war dramas. Firstly, his new film with Jake Gyllenhaal, The Covenant, recently hit theaters, and he is currently working on The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, which features his Man from U.N.C.L.E. star, Henry Cavill, and Eiza Gonzalez. Deadline now reports that Ritchie will be returning to his signature humor for an untitled action film in which he will also be reuniting with his recent collaborators — Gyllenhaal, Cavill, and Gonzalez.
The Cannes market will proceed with buyers being introduced to proposed projects despite the current unrest of the writers’ strike. Ritchie’s new film has not officially revealed its plot or title. However, it is being said that the new action movie will be a return to form for the British director. The film is reportedly revolving around two extraction specialists who must plan an escape path for a high-level female negotiator. Among the projects that Black Bear International is launching at the Cannes market for world sales, this will be one of the largest budgeted projects that is to be introduced.
Ritchie discussed working with this slate of actors again, “There’s something special that happens when you collaborate with the same partners regularly: you build a shorthand and a trust that lets everybody do their best work. Jake, Henry and Eiza are all astonishingly talented, committed, and engaging actors. This is going to be an action-packed movie that is both intellectually stimulating and physically exhilarating.”
Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant with Gyllenhaal involves the war in Afghanistan, where a U.S. Army Sergeant (Jake Gyllenhaal) is saved from capture by the Taliban by his interpreter (Dar Salim). After returning home, he discovers that the man he owes his life to has vanished and has a price on his head, leading to him embarking on a desperate mission to repay his debt.
Meanwhile, Gonzalez recently posted on social media that she had just wrapped her scenes on The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, which deals with the British military recruiting a small group of highly-skilled soldiers to strike against Nazi forces behind enemy lines during World War II.
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