We give Guy Ritchie a lot of shit around here, but in our defense, he’s been making some pretty goofy movies lately. The promise he showed early in his career now feels like a distant memory.
But reminding us of the good old days is supposedly the job being done by his upcoming Toff Guys, which would see the director return to his hyperactive crime film roots. I know not everyone loves Lock, Stock or Snatch (or the underrated RocknRolla, for that matter), but I still do, and even if they haven’t aged well, they still seem filled with a lot more personality than his big, recent mainstream attempts.
This is all to say, Colin Farrell has just joined Toff Guys as a guy who trains MMA fighters. So, I mean, that all sounds pretty good.
The rest of the film stars Matthew McConaughey as a marijuana kingpin who wants out of the business and all the shenanigans that ensue as a result. Again, that all sounds pretty good.
Maybe I’m alone here, but I’m into this and can’t wait to see how it all goes when the film eventually comes out. In the meantime, Ritchie’s Aladdin movie, which definitely does not feature Colin Farrell training MMA fighters, comes out this summer.