Ritchie reloaded


Guy Ritchie is returning to form. The British filmmaker first made waves in the late 1990s with a pair of London-set crime capers — "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" and "Snatch" — and made even more when he married Madonna in 2000. Their subsequent collaboration, "Swept Away," didn't exactly win over Hollywood; 2005's "Revolver" might well have bought him a ticket to movie jail. But Ritchie is revisiting the crime caper in "RocknRolla," which had its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. And while he and his wife have again become tabloid fodder, so too has his movie after it was reported this summer that its producer, Joel Silver, was shopping it to other distributors because Warner Bros. president Alan Horn said the film had limited boxoffice prospects in the U.S. (Warners, though, is still releasing the movie Oct. 8 on 800 screens in North America.) The Hollywood Reporter talked to Ritchie about his career.