Rising British star Alexis Rodney, seen in Guardians of the Universe, Foreigner and the coming Dungeons and Dragons film (along with Regé-Jean Page and Chris Pine), has joined the gentlemenGuy Ritchie’s Netflix series inspired by his own 2019 Miramax action comedy, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Rodney — who recently filmed dark comedy young gun — joins an ensemble cast led by Theo James (The white lotus), as well as Giancarlo Esposito (You better call Saul), Kaya Scodalerio (Crawl), Daniel Ings (I hate Suzie), Joely Richardson (Lady Chatterley’s lover), Peter Serafinowicz (the tick) and Vinnie Jones (Lock, stock and two smoking barrels).
In a story closely linked to the 2019 film the gentlemen and set in the same world, the 8-part series follows James’ character Eddie Horniman, who inherits his father’s sizable estate only to discover it sits atop Europe’s largest cannabis farm.
Shooting for the series is now underway in the UK, with Ritchie directing the first two episodes. Ritchie made the gentlemen and co-wrote the pilot with Matthew Read, and also co-produced with Marn Davies, Ivan Atkinson, Marc Helwig for Miramax TV and Will Gould and Frith Tiplady for Moonage Pictures. Hugh Warren is the producer of the series.
The original film, starring Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Grant, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Colin Farrell, Jeremy Strong and Henry Golding, was a major blockbuster, earning over $115 million on a $22 million budget.
Rodney is represented by the Identity Agency Group and Grandview.