Below you can checkout a cool new trailer for Mr. Nice
, the Howard Marks biopic starring Rhys Ifans
The film is based on Marks’ autobiography, which he wrote after being released from a relatively short seven year prison term (he was originally sentenced to 25 years). The guy smuggled massive amounts of marijuana and, using his ties to organized crime and international terrorist groups, controlled a large portion of the world drug trade.
Nuclear physicist, marijuana connoisseur, school teacher, money launderer, gentleman, fugitive and spy. Raconteur, travel agent, writer, philosopher of science and supposed 20th century gay icon. Rock Music tour promoter, public speaker, board game appreciator and the biggest dope smuggler on the planet. MR NICE.
From: Kenfig, South Wales, 1945. To: Oxford University, Germany, London, Ireland, Pakistan, Amsterdam, Thailand, Ibiza, Majorca, Manila, America. Jail.
Contact with: the mafia, CIA, IRA and MI6.
43 aliases, 4 kids, 89 phone lines, 25 companies throughout the world and over one million books sold. We follow Howard’s prodigious rise. And fall. This is the frequently hilarious, occasionally sad, and often surreal story of Howard’s life so far.
The film, written and directed by Bernard Rose
(Kreutzer Sonata, Candyman, Paperhouse), also stars Chloe Sevigny, Elsa Pataky, Andrew Tiernan, Omid Djalili, Ken Russell
and Jack Huston.
already played in theaters in England earlier this year and was picked up by E1 Entertainment for US distribution.