FIRST LOOK: Guy Ritchie’s Netflix version of The Gentleman films with Kaya Scodelario and Theo James

FIRST LOOK: Guy Ritchie’s Netflix adaptation of The Gentleman begins filming with White Lotus hunk Theo James and Skins star Kaya Scodelario

The highly-anticipated TV series is set in the same world as the 2019 film version, but will feature an entirely new cast of characters.

And on Tuesday, Guy Ritchie‘s Netflix adaptation of The Gentleman began filming in London with Skins star Kaya Scodelario, 30, and White Lotus hunk Theo James, 37. 

Not only has Hollywood superstar Guy, 54, created the new TV series adaptation, he will also direct the first two episodes, and was spotted in action giving words of wisdom to the cast and crew.

FIRST LOOK: On Tuesday, Guy Ritchie's Netflix adaptation of The Gentleman began filming in London with Skins star Kaya Scodelario, 30, and White Lotus hunk Theo James, 37

FIRST LOOK: On Tuesday, Guy Ritchie’s Netflix adaptation of The Gentleman began filming in London with Skins star Kaya Scodelario, 30, and White Lotus hunk Theo James, 37

Netflix‘s upcoming series The Gentlemen is based on the 2019 action-packed drama of the same name. 

Theo portrays the fictional lead character Eddie Halstead, who inherits ‘his father’s sizeable estate only to discover’ its a ‘weed empire owned by the legendary Mickey Pearson.’

The handsome actor was dressed in a grey checked shirt and navy trousers, while layered up with a casual coat on top.

His co-star Kaya looked sleek in a double breasted mac, with the pussy bow of her emerald blouse poking through over her coat’s collar.   

Work mode: Not only has Guy, 54, created the new TV series adaptation, he will also direct the first two episodes, and was spotted in action giving words of wisdom to the cast and crew

Work mode: Not only has Guy, 54, created the new TV series adaptation, he will also direct the first two episodes, and was spotted in action giving words of wisdom to the cast and crew

In costume: Theo was dressed in a grey checked shirt and navy trousers, while layered up with a casual coat on top while Kaya looked sleek in a double breasted mac

In costume: Theo was dressed in a grey checked shirt and navy trousers, while layered up with a casual coat on top while Kaya looked sleek in a double breasted mac

Action: Guy chatted to Theo and Kaya between takes, while dressed in a blue checked shirt and baggy brown trousers

Action: Guy chatted to Theo and Kaya between takes, while dressed in a blue checked shirt and baggy brown trousers

Getting ready: It was all hands on deck for the crew surrounding the lead cast members

Getting ready: It was all hands on deck for the crew surrounding the lead cast members

Meanwhile, director Guy was dressed in a blue checked shirt and baggy brown trousers and layered up with a greige coat in a bid to keep the winter chill at bay.

Of the new production, Guy said: ‘The world of ‘The Gentlemen’ is a little bit of me, I’m thrilled that with Netflix, Miramax and Moonage we have this opportunity to inhabit it once again.

‘We’re looking forward to bringing fans back into that world, introducing new characters and their stories and I am excited to be doing it with this extremely talented cast.’ 

Keeping warm: Guy layered up with a greige coat in a bid to keep the winter chill at bay

Keeping warm: Guy layered up with a greige coat in a bid to keep the winter chill at bay

Serious: The director looked intense as he spoke to Skins star Kaya between scenes

Serious: The director looked intense as he spoke to Skins star Kaya between scenes

Point it out: Guy pointed his finger as he yelled over instructions to crew members

Point it out: Guy pointed his finger as he yelled over instructions to crew members

What's going on? Kaya and Theo looked to the side as they filmed scenes for the Netflix series

What’s going on? Kaya and Theo looked to the side as they filmed scenes for the Netflix series

Along with McConaughey, the movie cast included Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Colin Farrell, Jeremy Strong, Henry Golding, and Hugh Grant among many others.

It proved to be a box office success, grossing just over $115 million against a reported budget of $22 million. 

In the film version Mickey Pearson (played by Matthew McConaughey) was a drug lord that tried to sell off his profitable marijuana business to a dynasty of billionaires. 

Getting into it: Guy used his hands to help describe what he wanted from the actors

Getting into it: Guy used his hands to help describe what he wanted from the actors

Rolling! Kaya and Theo were filmed casually strolling away while drama unfolded on the steps behind them

Rolling! Kaya and Theo were filmed casually strolling away while drama unfolded on the steps behind them

Chats: Guy was photographed sharing words of wisdom with Theo and Kaya

Chats: Guy was photographed sharing words of wisdom with Theo and Kaya

James recently the internet into a frenzy over his  risqué scene during the the first episode of the second season of The White Lotus.

The actor’s full-frontal exposure quickly sparked a firestorm of excitement on social media, while also leaving some fans questioning whether he wore a prosthetic penis for the appearance. 

James opened up about the nude scene to Entertainment Tonight and while he failed to address speculation about any Hollywood enhancements, he did admit that the moment was originally supposed to be even more graphic. 

‘The initial version we shot was way too much. So, we did a more subtle version. They toned it [down],’ the performer teased.

Gangsta moves: One actor carried two stuffed duffle bags out of a house

Gangsta moves: One actor carried two stuffed duffle bags out of a house

Gangsta moves: One actor carried two stuffed duffle bags out of a house

Gruesome! One actor was covered in fake blood and lay sprawled across a doorstep

Gruesome! One actor was covered in fake blood and lay sprawled across a doorstep

Action: The 'injured' character was lifted up by two other actors as cameras rolled

Action: The 'injured' character was lifted up by two other actors as cameras rolled

Action: The ‘injured’ character was lifted up by two other actors as cameras rolled

He went on to point out ‘there’s a purpose to it’ and said his nudity is ‘interesting, [because] at first…we don’t know whether it’s deliberate or [if] it’s accidental. But it reveals itself.’ 

When asked how it felt to bare all of camera, the hunk, who has already showed a lot of skin in the series The Time Traveler’s Wife and in Sanditon, said it ‘felt natural.’ 

‘It’s funny ’cause we’re all kind of naked. It’s a holiday show, really,’ James mused. 

Theo went on to say that joining The White Lotus, which earned five Emmy Awards,, has been ‘surreal.’

Close-up: The make-up artists' work could be seen on the actor at the centre of the action

Close-up: The make-up artists’ work could be seen on the actor at the centre of the action

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