Cast set for Ritchie's 'RocknRolla'

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Article Date: June 25, 2007 | Publication: Variety | Author: MICHAEL FLEMING, PAMELA MCCLINTOCK
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Butler, Ludacris join Dark Castle crime tale

Dark Castle Entertainment has set Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Thandie Newton, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Idris Elba to star in “RocknRolla,” the crime tale that Guy Ritchie wrote and is directing.

Production began June 19 in London. Joel Silver is producing with Ritchie, Steve Clark-Hall and Susan Downey. Warner Bros. will distribute.

A Russian mobster orchestrates a crooked land deal, putting millions of dollars up for grabs and attracting all of London's criminal underworld.

The film will have a budget under $20 million and be done in the fast-paced, low-budget style of Ritchie’s early films “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels,” and “Snatch.”

Steve Richards and Navid McIlhargey will exec produce and Lauren Meek will be associate producer.