Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Thandie Newton, Idris Elba and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges have been cast in Guy Ritchie’s caper flick “RocknRolla” for Warner Bros. Pictures and Dark Castle Entertainment says The Hollywood Reporter.
Ritchie wrote the screenplay and is directing the sub-$20 million movie about a Russian mobster who orchestrates a crooked land deal. Soon, millions of dollars are thrown up for grabs with all of London’s criminal underworld players wanting a piece of the action.
Butler plays One Two, a street-smart mobster who has learned to play both sides of the fence, and Wilkinson is the lethal head mobster Lenny Cole, part of London’s old mob regime, which is quickly losing ground to the wealthier foreign mob.
Newton acts as One Two’s love interest, Stella, an accountant with ties to the underworld, and Elba acts as Mumbles, One Two’s partner. Bridges is playing Roman, an American trying to break into the music scene in London.
Shooting began June 19 on location in London.