The first trailer for Guy Ritchie’s World War II drama starring Henry Cavill has been released by Lionsgate.
The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is inspired by recently declassified files of the British War Department, which told of a secret band of military officials formed by Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
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From the official description: “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.”
Ian Fleming — the author of the James Bond novels — was a member of the group.
The project reunites Ritchie and Cavill, who previously teamed for 2015’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Ministry also stars Eiza González, Alan Ritchson, Alex Pettyfer, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Babs Olusanmokun, Henrique Zaga, Til Schweiger, with Henry Golding and Cary Elwes. The script was written by Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, Arash Amel and Ritchie.
Somewhat confusingly, the Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare trailer arrives days after the trailer for Ritchie’s The Gentlemen — Netflix’s TV series that’s a spinoff of the director’s 2020 crime drama of the same title. Here’s that trailer, which stars Theo James, Kaya Scodelario, Joely Richardson, Vinnie Jones, Giancarlo Esposito and others.
The Ministry arrives in theaters April 19.
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