From writer/director Guy Ritchie comes “RocknRolla,” in which he revisits the seedy, offbeat landscape of modern day London that he explored in his critically acclaimed films “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” and “Snatch.”
When a Russian mobster orchestrates a crooked land deal, millions of dollars are up for grabs, and all of London’s criminal underworld wants in on the action. Everyone from a dangerous crime lord to a sexy accountant, a corrupt politician and down-on-their-luck petty thieves conspire, collude and collide with one another in an effort to get rich quick.
Gerard Butler (”300,” “Nim’s Island“) stars as One Two, a street-smart mobster who has learned to play both sides of the fence. Two-time Oscar nominee Tom Wilkinson (”Michael Clayton,” “In the Bedroom“) stars as the ruthless head mobster, Lenny Cole, part of London’s old mob regime, which is quickly losing ground to the wealthier foreign mob. Thandie Newton (”Run, Fatboy, Run,” “The Pursuit of Happyness“) stars as One Two’s love interest, Stella, a smart and sexy accountant with ties to the underworld. Idris Elba (”28 Weeks Later,” TV’s “The Wire“) stars as Mumbles, One Two’s partner in crime and best friend. Chris “Ludacris” Bridges (”Crash,” “Fred Claus“) and Jeremy Piven (TV’s “Entourage“) star respectively as Mickey and Roman, two Americans trying to break into the music scene in London. Rounding out the main cast are Mark Strong (”Sunshine“) as Archie, Lenny Cole’s right-hand man, and Toby Kebbell (”Control“) as Johnny, a British punk rock star.
Guy Ritchie directed “RocknRolla” from his own screenplay. The film is produced by Joel Silver, Guy Ritchie, Susan Downey and Steve Clark-Hall. Steve Richards and Navid McIlhargey are the executive producers, with Lauren Meek serving as associate producer.
Added by Craig Grobler on July 31, 2008