UPDATE: Lionsgate has picked up the U.S. distribution rights for Guy Ritchie’s untitled action thriller.
Joining the cast are veteran Spanish actor Carlos Bardem (Assassin’s Creed) and veteran U.S. actor Fisher Stevens (Succession).
Plot details are still being kept under wraps, but the project is said to have an element of The Expendables.
Director Guy Ritchie (The Covenant) is set to reunite with Henry Cavill (The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare), Jake Gyllenhaal (The Covenant) and Eiza González (The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare) for a new action film.
Plot details – and the title – are being kept under wraps, but the film is understood to be a big-budget action spectacle laced with Ritchie’s trademark humor that will revolve around two extraction specialists who must plan an escape path for a high-level female negotiator.
Ritchie wrote the original screenplay, and will also produce alongside partner Ivan Atkinson, and Black Bear International’s John Friedberg, who also produced Ritchie’s last two movies.
“There’s something special that happens when you collaborate with the same partners regularly: you build a shorthand and a trust that lets everybody do their best work. Jake, Henry and Eiza are all astonishingly talented, committed, and engaging actors. This is going to be an action-packed movie that is both intellectually stimulating and physically exhilarating,” said Ritchie.
The project is due to begin production this summer in Spain. Black Bear International will be introducing the highly anticipated film to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival.
SOURCE: Black Bear