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Not so many British directors have a devoted fan base like Guy Ritchie has. “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” and “Snatch” were such beloved hits that turned Ritchie into some kind of Tarantino of his country. His career was not consistent, he made “big” Disney films, he had a lot of flops like “King Arthur”, but his fans remained loyal to him.
He came back to the genre that made him famous; those low-class British gangsters and their criminal activities – from “Rocknrolla” to most recently, “The Gentlemen” which earned mostly positive reviews which were surprising given he was never a critical favorite.
Now he’s reuniting with his beloved British star Jason Statham for the fourth time. Statham stopped to make Ritchie style movies and instead, became an action here but seems this movie will please fans of both Statham and Ritchie cause according to early reports it’s a spy action film, Filmiere.com reports.
Statham is set to star as Orson Fortune, an MI6 agent who is recruited by global intelligence alliance ‘Five Eyes’ to track down and stop the sale of a deadly new weapons technology that threatens to disrupt the world order.
Reluctantly paired with CIA high-tech expert Sarah Fidel, Fortune sets off on a globe-trotting mission to find billionaire arms broker Greg Simmonds and infiltrate his inner circle. It’s not their only project, there were also reports of them teaming up on a film called “Wrath of Man”.
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