Henry Cavill, Jake Gyllenhaal & Eiza González To Reunite With Guy Ritchie For His Next Movie; Black Bear International To Heat Up Cannes Market With The Action Pic
EXCLUSIVE: Amid simmering unease over the impact of the writers’ strike, the upcoming Cannes market is getting a shot in the arm with the arrival of Guy Ritchie’s next project, a big-budget untitled action movie which will star Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Spider-Man: Far From Home), Henry Cavill (Man Of Steel), and Eiza González (Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw).
Plot details and title are being kept (largely) under wraps but we hear the story, which is said to be laced with Ritchie’s trademark humor, will revolve around two extraction specialists who must plan an escape path for a high-level female negotiator. This will be one of — if not the — biggest-budget projects at the market with Black Bear International launching world sales today.
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The movie will see Ritchie re-teaming with Cavill, Gyllenhaal and Gonzalez after recent collaborations. The new project comes hot on the heels of April’s U.S. release of critically well-received action film The Covenant, starring Gyllenhaal, and Ritchie has only just wrapped starry WWII movie The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare with Cavill and González among cast. Cavill also teamed with Sherlock Holmes and Aladdin director Ritchie on The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
The new project is due to begin filming in Spain this summer. Ritchie wrote the original screenplay, and will also produce alongside partner Ivan Atkinson, and Black Bear International’s John Friedberg, who also produced Ritchie’s last two movies. Jill Silfen negotiated the deal on behalf of Black Bear International.
Ritchie said: “There’s something special that happens when you collaborate with the same partners regularly: you build a shorthand and a trust that lets everybody do their best work. Jake, Henry and Eiza are all astonishingly talented, committed, and engaging actors. This is going to be an action-packed movie that is both intellectually stimulating and physically exhilarating.”
The Witcher and Man Of Steel star Cavill will be seen in Matthew Vaughn’s Argylle for Apple TV+ and has Chad Stahelski’s Highlander upcoming for Lionsgate. He will also star in and executive-produce the Warhammer 40,000 franchise for Amazon.
Upcoming, Gyllenhaal stars in Apple TV+’s Presumed Innocent from David E. Kelley and J.J. Abrams, as well as Amazon Studios’ reimagining of the 1989 hit Road House, directed by Doug Liman. Baby Driver and Ambulance actress González will next be seen in the Benioff and Weiss series Three Body Problem for Netflix and The Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare for Ritchie and Jerry Bruckheimer.
As we revealed yesterday, Black Bear International’s Cannes slate also includes Max Minghella’s thriller Shell, starring Elizabeth Moss, Kate Hudson and Kaia Gerber. Also on the lineup are On Swift Horses starring Daisy Edgar Jones, Jacob Elordi and Will Poulter; and Timur Bekmambetov’s Motor City starring Alan Ritchson.
Cavill is represented by WME. Gyllenhaal is repped by WME and Attorney Carlos Goodman. González is repped by CAA, Linden Entertainment, and Jackoway, Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein.
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