Genre: ACTION / CRIME / THRILLER
Release Dates: APRIL 5, 2005 (US) / JANUARY 10, 2004 (UK)
Based upon JJ Connelly’s London crime novel, LAYER CAKE is about a successful cocaine dealer (DANIEL CRAIG) who has earned a respected place among England’s Mafia elite and plans an early retirement from the business. However, big boss Jimmy Price hands down a tough assignment: find Charlotte Ryder, the missing rich princess daughter of Jimmy’s old pal Edward, a powerful construction business player and gossip papers socialite. Complicating matters are two million pounds’ worth of Grade A ecstasy, a brutal neo-Nazi sect and a whole series of double crossings. What is revealed is a modern underworld where the rules have changed. There are no codes, or families and respect lasts as long as a line. Not knowing who he can trust, he has to use all his savvy, telling and skills which make him one of the best, to escape his own. The ultimate last job, a love interest called Tammy and an international drugs ring, threaten to draw him back into the cake mix. But, time is running out and the penalty will endure a lifetime.
Crew: Matthew Vaughn (producer and director);
J.J. Connolly (writer, based on his novel); Adam Bohling and David Reid (producers)
Cast: Daniel Craig as XXXX, Tom Hardy as Clarkie, Jamie Foreman as Duke, Sally Hawkins as Slasher, Burn Gorman as Gazza, George Harris as Morty, Tamer Hassan as Terry, Colm Meaney as Gene, Marcel Iures as Slavo, Francis Magee as Paul the Boatman, Dimitri Andreas as Angelo, Kenneth Cranham as Jimmy Price, Garry Tubbs as Brian, Nathalie Lunghi as Charlie and Marvin Benoit as Kinky
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics / Falcon
Guy Ritchie was in place to direct but other commitments meant he had to drop out.