Matthew McConaughey has signed on to star in Guy Ritchie’s upcoming film Toff Guys. Ritchie has also tapped Kate Beckinsale and Henry Golding to star opposite McConaughey.
The film, written by Ritchie, Marn Davies, and Ivan Atkinson, will explore European “old money” and the modern marijuana industry. It follows a British drug lord attempting to cash out on his highly profitable empire by selling it off to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires. Ritchie will also direct and produce.
Miramax CEO Bill Block commented, “McConaughey as the inside outsider with Henry and Kate will make for a thrilling Guy Ritchie ride.”
Toff Guys marks Ritchie’s return to the British Crime genre following his early films Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Ritchie is currently working on the upcoming live-action adaptation of Aladdin.
McConaughey appeared last in White Boy Rick and is set to star opposite Anne Hathaway in next year’s Serenity. Golding and Beckinsale appeared in this year’s Crazy Rich Asians and Farming, respectively.
No further casting information or release date for Toff Guys has been announced yet.
This story was first reported by Variety.