We’ve always thought so, but you don’t need us to tell you that Henry Golding is kind of a big deal. Following his success on Crazy Rich Asians and A Simple Favor, he’s been tipped to star in Guy Ritchie’s new film, Toff Guys, alongside Hollywood heavyweights Matthew McConaughey and Kate Beckinsale. Stoked about this new role, Golding announcing the news himself on his Instagram feed:
So far, the synopsis of Toff Guys is that it will be a crime drama that weaves together the complexities of European ‘old money’ and the modern day marijuana industry. Variety writes that “It follows a British drug lord attempting to cash out on his highly profitable empire by selling it off to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires.”
So we could expect to see either a) Matthew McConaughey with an English accent or b) Henry Golding playing the part of a British drug lord? And if the answer is indeed B, we’re excited to see Golding break out of his (so far) squeaky clean mould and push his boundaries as an actor.
The film was picked up by Miramax at Cannes this year for a cool US$30 million, with production to start in the United Kingdom ‘this fall’. So we’re guessing that they’ve already got some wheels in motion.
Golding makes mention of his excitement to work with Ritchie, whose best known works include Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch and the generally well-received remake of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Given Ritchie’s penchant for fast-paced style and no holds barred action, we think it’s pretty safe to say that with Toff Guys, we’ll be in for a wild ride.
Source: Variety, Hollywood Reporter