Once he finishes up work on Disney’s live-action Aladdin remake, it seems that Guy Ritchie is set for a return to his roots, with the filmmaker planning the British comic crime caper Toff Guys as his next directorial effort.
Deadline reports that Toff Guys is “set at the intersection of Sexy Beast and Downton Abbey, and follows a very English drug lord attempting to cash out on his highly profitable empire by selling it off to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires.”
Ritchie has penned the film with Marn Davies and Ivan Atkinson, and the project is being introduced to prospective buyers at Cannes.
The British filmmaker made his name with Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch before switching more to studio fare such as Sherlock Holmes, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. His newest film Aladdin is set for release in May 2019.