Add another spy thriller film to your “can’t wait to watch” list.
Sherlock Holmes filmmaker Guy Ritchie has taken up the direction of a brand-new project with Jerry Bruckheimer handling the production, and Henry Cavill and Eiza González are set to play the lead roles in the film. And the World War II espionage spy action named The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is based on real-life events!
According to reports, the filming will take place shortly the next year, before January end in Turkey.
What is The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare about?
Inspired by true events, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare narrates the captivating story of the secret WWII combat organization that had been borne by the renowned UK Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, and the popular James Bond author, Ian Fleming.
This covert operation unearthed a number of unique and highly distinctive fighting techniques against the Nazis, which further helped to change the direction of war and battle. The secret organization was also partly responsible for paving the way for the modern Black Ops unit.
The script of the film draws inspiration from the British war reporter and award-winning historian, Damien Lewis’ book of the same name. It is going to be written by Ritchie himself along with Arash Amel, a Welsh-Iranian screenwriter, and filmmaker.
Details about the casting and production of the film
Ritchie and Bruckheimer have certainly picked out some of the best and the most talented actors for their film’s lead characters, so it’s safe to assume that the rest of the crew is going to be just as impeccable.
Man of Steel star Henry Cavill is going to take over as the leader of the clandestine organization. Considering that Cavill has already played similar such roles in Mission: Impossible – Fallout, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and even Sherlock Holmes, he is most definitely a great fit for the title. It is indeed a lovely week for Cavill’s fans as the British actor’s part in the new film is followed by the announcement of his comeback as Superman to the DCEU that was made not too long ago.
Eiza González, a Mexican actress popularly known from her role in the recent action/thriller film, Ambulance, will be playing a top-notch military sniper with crafty spying capabilties. The actress is also famous for some of her previous roles in Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver and David Wilson’s Bloodshot and is going to be starring in Netflix’s upcoming sci-fi series, The Three-Body Problem.
Paramount was initally reported to retain distribution rights of the film but the studio is no longer said to be involved with the project as Black Bear International is set to oversee distributions both within the USA as well as internationally.
No other details about the film’s shooting or cast members have been revealed yet.