Guy Ritchie’s next project is titled Toff Guys, a British crime drama that will be introduced to buyers at the 2018 Cannes Film Market, Deadline reported.
The film is said to be a cross between Jonathan Glazer’s contemporary crime film Sexy Beast (2001) and Downton Abbey, the popular historical television series that looks into the lives of a British aristocratic family in the early 20th century. Toff Guys will follow a “very English drug lord” who will attempt to cash out on his empire by selling it to a family of American billionaires from Oklahoma.
With Toff Guys, Ritchie is expected to return to his roots of hyper-stylised filmmaking, cutting banter, an assortment of colourful criminals and an eclectic soundtrack.
Following his debut Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000), Ritchie moved on to other genres, finally finding success with big-budget reboots such as the Sherlock Holmes films (2009 and 2011), starring Robert Downey Jr. and The Man From U.N.C.L.E (2015). Ritchie is currently filming the live-action adaptation of Aladdin for Disney.