When a Russian mobster orchestrates a crooked land deal, millions of dollars are up for grabs, and all of London’s criminal underworld wants in on the action. Everyone from a dangerous crime lord to a sexy accountant, a corrupt politician and down-on-their-luck petty thieves conspire, collude and collide with one another in an effort to get rich quick.
Gerard Butler (“300,” “Nim’s Island”) stars as One Two, a street-smart mobster who has learned to play both sides of the fence. Tom Wilkinson (Oscar-nominated for “In the Bedroom” and “Michael Clayton”) stars as the lethal head mobster, Lenny Cole, part of London’s old mob regime, which is quickly losing ground to the wealthier foreign mob. Thandie Newton (“Run Fatboy Run,” “The Pursuit of Happyness”) stars as One Two’s love interest, Stella, a smart and sexy accountant with ties to the underworld. Idris Elba (“28 Weeks Later,” TV’s “The Wire”) stars as Mumbles, who is One Two’s partner. Chris “Ludacris” Bridges (“Crash,” “Fred Claus”) stars as Roman, an American trying to break into the music scene in London. The film also stars Jeremy Piven (TV’s “Entourage”).
Guy Ritchie wrote the screenplay and is directing “RocknRolla,” in which he revisits the seedy, offbeat landscape of modern day London that he explored in his critically acclaimed films “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” and “Snatch.”