K.J. Yossman “White Lotus” star Theo James smoulders over a glass of liquor in the first images to emerge from Guy Ritchie‘s upcoming series “The Gentlemen.” Kaya Scodelario (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge”) and Vinnie Jones (“Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”) also star in the series, which is loosely based on Ritchie’s 2019 feature starring Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Colin Farrell, Jeremy Strong and Michelle Dockery.
The original cast are not set to return for the show, in which James plays Eddie Horniman, an aristocrat who inherits his estranged family’s estate only to discover it’s home to Europe’s largest weed farm.
Instead James, Scodelario and Jones will be joined by Daniel Ings (“I Hate Suzie”), Joely Richardson (“Nip/Tuck”), Peter Serafinowicz (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) and Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad”). “A host of unsavoury characters from Britain’s criminal underworld want a piece of Eddie’s operation,” reads the synopsis. “Determined to extricate his family from their clutches, Eddie tries to play the gangsters at their own game.
However, as he gets sucked into the world of criminality, he begins to find a taste for it.” In these first look images James is kicking back in a plush armchair located in a posh, mahogany-inlaid room while Scodelario looks every inch the gangster’s moll with a sharp grey suit, red lip and impenetrable stare.Read more on variety.com