Guy Ritchie turning hit film The Gentlemen into TV series with team behind Pulp Fiction and Trainspotting

GUY Ritchie is turning his hit film The Gentlemen into a TV series with the team behind Pulp Fiction and Trainspotting.

It grossed £89 million at the worldwide Box Office and following its success, Guy is turning the film into a TV series for Miramax TV.

Deadline reports the plan will see The Gentlemen come full circle, after it was originally pitched as a TV show before being made into a film.

Marc Helwig, Miramax's head of worldwide television, said: “Miramax Television is thrilled to break new creative ground in our partnership with Guy Ritchie on The Gentlemen.

"One of the most distinctive and prolific filmmakers working today and someone whose creativity I have admired for many years, we couldn’t be more excited to bring the cinematic journey of The Gentlemen forth into the realm of global premium television.”

The project will mark Guy's first foray into TV since 2000, when he worked with Channel 4 on a spin-off series of his hit film, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

Miramax has produced films like Shakespeare in Love, Pulp Fiction and Trainspotting, and when Marc joined the company in May he revealed how he wanted the TV studio to be "an incubator for fairly offbeat, innovative content.”

The Gentlemen saw Matthew play American expat Mickey Pearson, who runs a huge marijuana empire in London.

However, he decides he wants to leave the business, triggering a series of blackmail attempts and schemes to undermine him and con him out of his business and potential fortune.

Charlie Hunnam plays one of his henchmen while former Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery plays his glamorous wife who takes no nonsense herself.

Meanwhile Hugh plays against type as a cockney private investigator trying to extort money from Charlie's character, while Henry Golding plays Dry Eye, an underboss to a Chinese gangster who offers to buy the business.

Elsewhere, Colin plays Coach, whose boxing students get caught up in the drama and drag him into it too, with hilarious consequences.

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