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Intrigue and double-crossing? Check. Heists? Check. Jason Statham’s trademarked dry humour? Check!
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The latest movie to come from Guy Ritchie – Wrath of Man – will see him team up with Jason Statham once again.
Ritchie returns to his roots of creating action thrillers with his instantly recognisable flair for cinematic violence and memorable dialogue.
The Wrath of Man looks to be more of an action movie than The Gentleman, which was released in 2019 and was a more typical Ritchie gangster flick. Ritchie and Statham have a long history together, with this being the fourth time the two work together on a feature.
From what we’ve seen so far, don’t expect this to be Statham’s breakout performance. While the Transporter star’s acting skills leave a fair amount to be desired, no one is better at getting the best out of Statham than Ritchie, who introduced him to the world in Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels.
“Jason Statham is back to put bullets in bodies again in ‘Wrath of Man’, the latest film from Snatch and The Gentlemen director Guy Ritchie. It should come as no surprise that this movie features heists, double-crossing, organized crime, and plenty of casualties”.
Statham will be responsible for carrying the film and a stellar cast, including Scott Eastwood, Holt McCallany, Josh Hartnett, Jeffrey Donovan, Laz Alonso, Raúl Castillo, and Post Malone.
Details about the movie are still a bit sparse despite the move being just over a month away from release. The IMDB synopsis for the film simply reads as:
“The plot follows H, a cold and mysterious character working at a cash truck company responsible for moving hundreds of millions of dollars around Los Angeles each week.”
However, the trailer seems to point to a typically gritty Guy Ritchie setpiece full of intrigue, double-crossing, and his trademark dry humour. Your best bet with this one is to dive straight into the trailer.
In typical Ritchie style, the trailer is also full of colourful characters and story strands that set this up as you’re going to want to watch and you’re going to want to watch it on the big screen.
The Gentleman was Ritchie’s first return to the gritty action genre that he initially made his name for after a period of ten years that saw him directing the Sherlock Holmes movies, The Man from U.N.C.L.E, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, and Alladin.
It’s good to see that the director opted for another foray into the action genre that he has proven to be exceptional at with this his latest project. Look out for Wrath of Man in theatres on 7 May 2021.