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RocknRolla could be a true return to form for Guy Ritchie in what might be the surprise hit of 2008. Here he is o the set of the film directing Jeremy Piven, Ludacris, Idris Elba and Gerard Butler. Watch the trailer over at the newly launched official website (view here).
From writer/director Guy Ritchie comes “RocknRolla,” in which he revisits the seedy, offbeat landscape of modern day London that he explored in his critically acclaimed films “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” and “Snatch.”
When a Russian mobster orchestrates a crooked land deal, millions of dollars are up for grabs, and all of London’s criminal underworld wants in on the action. Everyone from a dangerous crime lord to a sexy accountant, a corrupt politician and down-on-their-luck petty thieves conspire, collude and collide with one another in an effort to get rich quick.
Gerard Butler (”300,” “Nim’s Island“) stars as One Two, a street-smart mobster who has learned to play both sides of the fence. Two-time Oscar nominee Tom Wilkinson (”Michael Clayton,” “In the Bedroom“) stars as the ruthless head mobster, Lenny Cole, part of London’s old mob regime, which is quickly losing ground to the wealthier foreign mob. Thandie Newton (”Run, Fatboy, Run,” “The Pursuit of Happyness“) stars as One Two’s love interest, Stella, a smart and sexy accountant with ties to the underworld. Idris Elba (”28 Weeks Later,” TV’s “The Wire“) stars as Mumbles, One Two’s partner in crime and best friend. Chris “Ludacris” Bridges (”Crash,” “Fred Claus“) and Jeremy Piven (TV’s “Entourage“) star respectively as Mickey and Roman, two Americans trying to break into the music scene in London. Rounding out the main cast are Mark Strong (”Sunshine“) as Archie, Lenny Cole’s right-hand man, and Toby Kebbell (”Control“) as Johnny, a British punk rock star.
Guy Ritchie directed “RocknRolla” from his own screenplay. The film is produced by Joel Silver, Guy Ritchie, Susan Downey and Steve Clark-Hall. Steve Richards and Navid McIlhargey are the executive producers, with Lauren Meek serving as associate producer.
(L-R) JEREMY PIVEN and LUDACRIS with director GUY RITCHIE on the set of Dark Castle Entertainment’s action film “RocknRolla,” distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Director GUY RITCHIE on the set of Dark Castle Entertainment’s action film “RocknRolla,” distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
(L-R) IDRIS ELBA and GERARD BUTLER with director GUY RITCHIE on the set of Dark Castle Entertainment’s action film “RocknRolla,” distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
GERARD BUTLER and IDRIS ELBA with director GUY RITCHIE on the set of Dark Castle Entertainment’s action film “RocknRolla,” distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Official stills used in its original USA release.
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