STX Entertainment, through a purchase of $7 million at EFM, has gotten the U.S. distribution rights for Guy Ritchie’s ‘Bush.’ The film was originally under the title of ‘Toff Guys.’
Ritche is director, writer and producer of the film, having written the movie with Marn Davies and Ivan Atkinson. Also, Ritchie’s ‘Aladdin’ remake is in post-production right now, and will release May 24.
Returning to the roots of ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’ and ‘Snatch’ (but with a twist) the film follows a British drug lord who tries to sell off his highly profitable marijuana empire to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires.
The cast includes Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Grant, Colin Farrell, Charlie Hunnam, Jeremy Strong, Henry Golding and Michelle Dockery. Dockery had to replace Kate Beckinsale due to an illness in Beckinsale’s family.
‘Bush’ is currently in post-production, and will likely release later this year.