The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is an action-comedy inspired by true events and apparently based on recently declassified files from the British War Department. Directed and co-written by Guy Ritchie, and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the film features a star-studded cast, including Henry Cavill, Henry Golding, Eiza González, Alan Ritchson, Alex Pettyfer, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Babs Olusamokun, Henrique Zaga, Til Schweiger and Cary Elwes.
The film, set during World War II, is about the creation of the first-ever special forces organization designed to take the fight to the Nazis using unconventional methods. The cast is stellar, led by Cavill, who can’t seem to keep a smile off his face (or his tongue in his mouth) during several scenes in the trailer. It’s also great to see a diverse cast that includes Golding, Golzález, and Olusamokun, as part of the team.
Ritchie films are a bit hit or miss with me. Sometimes his action eye and wry humor are a perfect fit, like in Sherlock Holmes, and other times they doesn’t quite work with the material. This one looks like a good match for his storytelling style so I’m definitely looking forward to it.
The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare premieres April 19th in theaters.
Based upon recently declassified files of the British War Department and inspired by true events, THE MINISTRY OF UNGENTLEMANLY WARFARE is an action-comedy that tells the story of the first-ever special forces organization formed during WWII by UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill and a small group of military officials including author Ian Fleming. The top-secret combat unit, composed of a motley crew of rogues and mavericks, goes on a daring mission against the Nazis using entirely unconventional and utterly “ungentlemanly” fighting techniques. Ultimately their audacious approach changed the course of the war and laid the foundation for the British SAS and modern Black Ops warfare.
Directed and co-written for the screen by Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes, The Gentlemen, Wrath of Man), and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer (Top Gun: Maverick, Pirates of the Caribbean, National Treasure), THE MINISTRY OF UNGENTLEMANLY WARFARE stars Henry Cavill (Man of Steel, Mission: Impossible – Fallout), Eiza González (Baby Driver), Alan Ritchson (TV’s Reacher), Alex Pettyfer (In Time), Hero Fiennes Tiffin (After series), Babs Olusamokun (Dune), Henrique Zaga (Beyond the Universe), Til Schweiger (Inglourious Basterds), with Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians) and Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride).
Lionsgate presents, in association with Black Bear, a Jerry Bruckheimer Films / Toff Guy production. Screenplay by Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson and Arash Amel & Guy Ritchie. Directed by Guy Ritchie.
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