Netflix in talk to greenlight series adaptation of Guy Ritchie's The Gentlemen
The 2019 film starred Matthew McConaughey, Colin Farrell, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Jeremy Strong and Hugh Grant
Netflix is in talks to greenlight a series adaptation of Guy Ritchie's 2019 film The Gentlemen.
The new series produced by Miramax TV alongside Moonage Pictures, has a pilot script written by Ritchie and Matthew Read. Ritchie will also direct the first two episodes apart from serving as executive producer.
Interestingly, The Gentlemen film was originally started as a series pitch before becoming a feature. The upcoming series also marks the second series credit for Ritchie. He had previously created and co-wrote the 2000 Channel 4 series Stock, Lock..., which was based on his film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
The original The Gentlemen movie followed American expat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey), who built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he is looking to cash out of the business forever, it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.
The star-studded ensemble cast of the film included Colin Farrell, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Jeremy Strong and Hugh Grant.
Ritchie executive produces The Gentlemen series alongside his fellow producers on the movie, Ivan Atkinson, Marn Davies and Bill Block. Marc Helwig executive produces for Miramax TV, while Will Gould and Matthew Read produce for Moonage.