Hollywood is definitely calling Bugzy Malone right now as he’s starring in Guy Ritchie’s anticipated new thriller alongside Jason Statham and Saw actor Cary Elwes.
The Manchester-born rapper shared a behind-the-scenes video from the set of the action-packed blockbuster and, it looks like he’s right in the thick of the action.
After the clapperboard snaps shut, Bugzy is seen chatting and laughing around with Statham and Ritchie, whose face is hidden behind a mask proving the cast and crew are adhering to health and safety measures during the coronavirus pandemic.
Child’s Play actress Audrey Plaza is busy getting her make-up touched up, while Bugzy looks dapper in a smart beige coat in between scenes.
Filming is taking place in Doha, Qatar as well as Turkey and, in one scene, Statham and Plaza are seen walking up steps with the stunning backdrop of the city behind them.
Bugzy captioned the Instagram post: ‘“I told my agent, tell @guyritchie he doesn’t need to pay me, as I was watching #Snatch thats my all time favourite gangster movie!”
‘It’s an honour and a privilege not only to be working with @guyritchie for the second time, but to be cast along side [sic] @jasonstatham @plazadeaubrey @caryelwes ?? #WatchThisSpace.’
According to Deadline, the untitled film follows MI6 agent Orson Fortune (Statham) who is recruited by a global intelligence agency to track down and stop the sale of a deadly new weapons technology that threatens to disrupt the world order.
Fortune is reluctantly paired with CIA high-tech expert Sarah Fidel and sets off on a globe-trotting mission where he will have to use his charm, ingenuity and stealth to track down and infiltrate billionaire arms broker Greg Simmonds.
Bugzy, real name Aaron Davis, has already worked with Ritchie after making his acting debut in the filmmaker’s critically acclaimed action-comedy The Gentlemen.
Released in 2019, the Gentlemen follows an American expat who tries to sell off his highly profitable marijuana empire in London, triggering plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.
The 30-year-old rapper was in great company as the star-studded cast included Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Grant, Colin Farrell, Jeremy Strong and Charlie Hunnam.
Ritchie’s latest untitled project also reunites him with Statham after the pair worked together on Wrath Of Man.
Nasser Al-Khelaifi, chairman of Miramax-owner beIN Media Group said of the film: ‘Guy and Jason have repeatedly impressed audiences with their collaborations, and we’re looking forward to bringing this production to the city of Doha, Qatar, a growing market in the entertainment and media space.
‘This film marks our third collaboration with Ritchie, adding to our expanding list of nearly 20 projects having been released or currently in production since beIN’s acquisition of Miramax – a testament to our continued success achieving the target goals we set forth for the studio’s evolution while remaining committed to prioritising investments in innovative and culturally relevant films.’
Bugzy is best known as a rapper and released his debut album, B. Inspired, in 2018 reaching number six in the UK. His 2017 EP King of the North is so far his highest entry on the charts, peaking at number four.