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Matthew McConaughey, Henry Golding, Hugh Grant and Jeremy Strong are already on board the Miramax feature project, which is said to harken back to early Ritchie pics such as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch.
Michelle Dockery, of Downton Abbey fame, is also on the call sheet, replacing Kate Beckinsale.
The story revolves around a businessman (McConaughey) who has built a weed empire and now wants out; the other characters are either complications or helpful to his scheme. Dockery plays the man’s wife, Golding will play a Vietnamese gangster and Grant is a photographer who snaps scandalous photos of the protagonist and schemes to blackmail him.
Farrell is set to play a character named Coach, a man who trains MMA fighters.
Ritchie wrote the script with Marn Davies and Ivan Atkinson. Production is already underway.
Farrell is currently onscreen in Widows, Steve McQueen’s crime drama which also features Viola Davis and Liam Neeson, among others. He next will star is Disney’s live-action remake of Dumbo, which is slated to open March 29.
Farrell is repped by CAA, Ilene Feldman Management and Hansen Jacobson.
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