Guy Ritchie wants topless photo shoot with Putin

Guy Ritchie wants to do a topless photo shoot with Vladimir Putin to promote his new movie, set during the Cold War, 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'.

Guy Ritchie wants topless photo shoot with Putin

Guy Ritchie wants to do a topless photo shoot with Vladimir Putin.

The 46-year-old filmmaker has an "obsession" with chopping wood which he believes he shares with the controversial Russian President, so thinks they should pair up for a steamy set of snaps to show off their masculinity and passion for chopping down trees.

Asked how he spends his time off, he said: "Chopping wood. I like chopping wood. I've got a wood obsession at the moment. I'm sort of becoming a part-time lumberjack. Either that, or I do quite like the Maldives."

And when questioned on how his new Cold War movie 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.', would be marketed in Russia given the risky topic, the director - who wed his second wife, model Jacqui Ainsley last month - suggested the nation's leader could partake in a series of strange promotional photos with him to indicate relations between the East and West have thawed.

He told Shortlist magazine: "He likes chopping wood, too. I think we could share a photo shoot, both of us there with our tops off. Or have tigers. Or be riding horses, with axes tied to our backs."

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