EXCLUSIVE: British rapper Bugzy Malone (The gentlemen) joined Jason Statham (Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and recreation) and Cary Elwes (Strange things) in Guy Ritchie’s untitled thriller that begins tomorrow in Doha, Qatar.
The film reunites Ritchie with lead actor Statham and marks their second joint film for Miramax Wrath of man. Pic will also be shooting in Antalya, Turkey.
“Guy and Jason have repeatedly impressed audiences with their collaboration, and we look forward to bringing this production to Doha City, Qatar, a growing entertainment and media market,” said Nasser Al-Khelaifi, chairman of Miramax -Owners beIN Media Group.
“This film marks our third collaboration with Ritchie and adds to our growing list of nearly 20 projects released or currently in production since beIN acquired Miramax – testament to our continued success in achieving the goals we set ourselves The further development of the studio continued to be determined to prioritize 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 track down and stop the sale of a deadly new weapon technology that threatens to disrupt the world order. Fortune reluctantly sets off on a world tour with CIA high-tech expert Sarah Fidel, using his charm, ingenuity, and stealth to track down and infiltrate arms broker Greg Simmonds.
Ritchie will direct and produce from a script by Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies. Atkinson will also produce. Bill Block will produce for Miramax, which is also fully funding the film, and STX will distribute direct in the US, UK and Ireland.