Matthew Mcconaughey has been cast in Guy Ritchie's new crime drama 'Toff Guys'.

The 48-year-old actor will star alongside the likes of Kate Beckinsale and Henry Golding in the upcoming movie, which is based on a script written by Guy, Marn Davies and Ivan Atkinson, according to Variety.

The drama centres on the story of a British drug lord who is attempting to sell off his business to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires.

Rights to the film were sold to Miramax for $30 million during the Cannes Film Festival and production will begin later this year in England.

'Toff Guys' is said to be vaguely similar to some of Guy's earlier career successes, such as 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels' and 'Snatch'.

Meanwhile, Guy previously admitted he feels under more pressure than ever to make memorable movies because of the increasing quality of TV productions.

Discussing the competition between TV and cinema, he explained: ''To a degree cinema has become a sensational format, so you have to respect the rules of contemporary cinema. Because why do you go the cinema now, when TV can give you so much?

''You do need more from cinema than you used to. It needs to be an event of sorts just because television has become so interesting. There seems to be a polarisation between what cinema needs to do now and what TV needs to do.

''So I'm aware of the rules of contemporary cinema but it does need to be an experience, otherwise there's no point, you're just making TV.''