EXCLUSIVE: British rapper Bugzy Malone (Gentlemen) joined Jason Statham (Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and recreation) and Cary Elwes (Strange things) in Guy Ritchie’s untitled thriller, which premieres tomorrow in Doha, Qatar.
The film reunites Ritchie with main man Statham again, marking their second film together for Miramax after Angry man. Pic will also shoot in Antalya, Turkey.
“Guy and Jason have repeatedly impressed audiences with their collaborations, and we look forward to bringing this production to the city of Doha, Qatar, a growing entertainment and media market,” Nasser said. Al-Khelaifi, chairman of Miramax – owner beIN Media Group.
“This film marks our third collaboration with Ritchie, adding to our growing list of nearly 20 projects released or currently in production since beIN’s acquisition of Miramax – a testament to our continued success in achieving the goals we set for ourselves.” set for the studio’s evolution while remaining committed to prioritizing investments in innovative and culturally relevant films. “
In the film, MI6 weapons and steel agent Orson Fortune (Statham) is recruited by a global intelligence agency to hunt down and stop the sale of deadly new weapons technology that threatens to disrupt the world order. Reluctantly partnered with CIA tech expert Sarah Fidel, Fortune embarks on a globetrotting mission where he must use his charm, ingenuity, and stealth to hunt down and infiltrate billionaire arms broker Greg Simmonds.
Ritchie will direct and produce from a screenplay written by Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies. Atkinson will also produce. Bill Block will produce for Miramax, which also fully funds the film, and STX will distribute directly in the US, UK and Ireland.