The second trailer for Guy Ritchie's The Gentlemen has arrived. The highly anticipated movie hits theaters next month and brings the director back to familiar territory. Ritchie took a breather from his usual projects and helmed Disney's live-action version of Aladdin. While fans of the iconic animated original were not into what they were seeing, the movie proved to be a massive box office success globally. Now, Ritchie is up to his old tricks and one would never assume this was the same guy that made Aladdin.
The Gentlemen, which has been described as a sophisticated action comedy, follows American expat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) who built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he's looking to cash out of the business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery, and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him (featuring an all-star ensemble cast including Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell, and Hugh Grant).
The Gentlemen trailer is made up of some action-packed scenes with Matthew McConaughey going off the rails. A gang war is preparing to unfold in front of our eyes and it appears that there is going to be a lot of bloodshed by the time all of the dust has settled. As for the cinematography, it very much looks like a Guy Ritchie movie and there's plenty of dark humor to go around. This is very much a callback to the director's days before getting into the Hollywood blockbusters, recalling Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch.
In addition to the latest trailer for The Gentlemen, we have been treated to character spots too. All of the main characters get their own 30-second spotlight, which gives even more of a closer look at the upcoming movie. As is the case with most Guy Ritchie movies, they are rich in character building. Even some of the smaller characters come with elaborate backstories and The Gentlemen looks like it will carry on that tradition. It's going to be interesting to see how Ritchie's latest movie compares with some of his older material.
The Gentlemen opens in theaters on January 24th, 2020. Guy Ritchie officially announced the project back in 2018, revealing it would be in the vein of some his earlier work, which got fans pretty excited. The excitement got even higher when the all-star cast was announced, bringing in some fresh faces along with some old friends. So far, it looks like fans of Ritchie's work are already going to enjoy The Gentlemen as evidenced by both trailers and the latest character spots. You can check out the latest trailer above, thanks to the STX YouTube channel. The character spots can all be watched below.