Pitt stars in this comedy crime film directed by Guy Ritchie, playing an Irish gypsy, Mickey O’Neil, who finds himself fighting in boxing matches for a ruthless crime boss named Brick Top, played by Alan Ford. Another plot in the film involves stealing a huge and highly valuable diamond and delivering it to an underground diamond dealer in London. The film also stars Jason Statham, Dennis Farina, Benicio del Toro, and Vinnie Jones. Jones on the accuracy of Pitt’s accent in the film:
One million percent. I couldn’t believe it.