Los Angeles, Aug 12 (PTI) Director Guy Ritchie will receive a prestigious award at the Raindance film festival.

Ritchie, who is currently prepping Disney’s live-action “Aladdin”, will be honoured with the festival’s annual auteur award on Tuesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“Guy has gone on to become a prominent figure in film, breathing new life into the British film industry when he exploded onto the scene with his cult crime comedies,” said Elliot Grove, Raindance’s founder.

The director is best known for helming films such as “Snatch”, “RocknRolla” and the “Sherlock Holmes” franchise.

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