New Trailer: Hugh Grant Puts on a Ridiculously Fun Cockney Accent in Guy Ritchie's 'The Gentlemen'
Guy Ritchie's mobster movie The Gentlemen is set to hit theaters on January 24, with a first look trailer releasing today (October 2). We were a bit shocked, pleasantly so, when hearing Hugh Grant kick off the clip with... a very, very strong cockney accent.
The trailer opens with Grant's Fletcher saying to Charlie Hunnam's character, "I want you to play a game with me, Ray." Ray does not want to play a game. He eventually agrees, as it doesn't really seem to be a request but more like a demand.
Fletcher goes on to narrate the trailer for us, describing two warring drug lords (Matthew McConaughey, Henry Golding). He can't be specific about the "heroes and zeros," but he does say the plot begins to thicken.
And, here's how:
It's not just about the lads. Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery pops up at 1:24, saying to McConaughey's Micky Pearson, "If you smell smoke, it's cause there's a fire. And you're gonna have to stamp that out quickly." It's a bit of a cliche, but her advising him on his affairs says something. If he's the head honcho... what does that make her?
Ritchie has really packed this film with some star power. In addition to the actors we've already mentioned above, you can also look for Colin Farrell and Jeremy Strong.
That leaves one question... who are the gentlemen out of this lot??