From the Set of Guy Ritchie's RocknRolla
Like Wes Anderson, Darren Aronofsky, and Paul Thomas Anderson, Guy Ritchie is one of those filmmakers who's got a strong cult following. Ever since Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, he's a director who has been recognized for his brilliant films that mainstream audiences just doesn't care much about. His next film currently in production, titled RocknRolla, is another ensemble British gangster flick that stars Gerard Butler, Jeremy Piven, Thandie Newton, and Chris "Ludacris" Bridges. MTV had a chance to go on set and their video report is worth watching for anyone who's a Guy Ritchie follower or looking forward to RocknRolla.
The video is a brief interview with Chris "Ludacris" Bridges (sorry no Gerard Butler this time) and it includes some scenes from the set and I must say I was quite entertained. He says that RocknRolla is just like Snatch and Lock, Stock, "but even better." Typically I don't enjoy set videos because they have hardly any worthwhile content, but this is different. Check it out:
Personally I'm a huge fan of Snatch and I'm anxiously awaiting RocknRolla. Snatch is one of those movies I could put in at any day and at any time and enjoy no matter what. I like Guy Ritchie but he really hasn't had anything fantastic in a few years, which is why I'm looking forward to his hopeful return to form with RocknRolla. The name itself is great, the story, and especially the cast - I'm all for it.