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"Static" Gets Ritchie Back to Gangster Roots

Guy Ritchie The opening salvo of Guy Ritchie's career brought forth two kinetic, violent and wildly entertaining films: "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" and "Snatch."

And then he remade "Swept Away" with his wife, Madonna. Yeah, that didn't go so well.

Thankfully, Ritchie is returning to his rough-and-tumble pedigree with the gangster flick, "Static." The Hollywood Reporter says Ritchie will rewrite and direct the long-percolating drama.

The story revolves around a "wrongly imprisoned" gangster (can a gangster be wrongly imprisoned?) trying to make his way across a crooked city so he can testify against dirty cops. Think of it as "Lock, Stock and 16 Blocks."

Additional production details have not been released. -- Mac Slocum

Posted by Mac on July 25, 2006 3:42 PM
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