Guy Ritchie, the filmmaker behind “Snatch” and “Sherlock Holmes,” has signed with WME for representation in all areas.
Ritchie, who made his debut in 1998 with the gangster film “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”, became famous for his unique visual style and character-driven stories. He recently filmed an untitled action thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal, which STX sold to MGM/Amazon. Ritchie is the director and producer of the project.
Previously, British filmmaker wrote, directed and produced by STX “Operation Fortune: Cunning War,” slated for release later this year. The action movie stars Jason Statham and Aubrey Plaza as two spies trying to track down and stop the sale of dangerous new weapons technology used by a billionaire arms broker played by Hugh Grant. Ritchie also wrote, produced and directed MGM and Miramax’s 2021 action thriller “Wrath of Man” starring Statham.
In 2019, Ritchie wrote and directed Disney’s live-action feature “Aladdin,” which was a huge box office success. His other hit films include ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’, ‘The Man from UNCLE’, ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’.
On TV, Netflix is in negotiations to greenlight a series adaptation of Ritchie’s 2020 film “The Gentlemen.” Ritchie co-wrote the pilot script, will direct the first two episodes and serve as executive producer on the series.
In the realm of branding, Ritchie has won accolades and awards for his work as a director and writer for companies such as BMW, H&M and Nike, for which he won a Golden Lion at the International Festival of Cannes publicity.
Ritchie continues to be represented by attorney Matthew Saver.