UPDATE: Formerly known as Five Eyes, Guy Ritchie’s upcoming action thriller is officially titled Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre. Joining Statham and the previously announced Josh Hartnett and Aubrey Plaza are Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride), Hugh Grant (The Gentlemen) and British rapper Bugzy Malone.
From Director Guy Ritchie, Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre stars Jason Statham, Aubrey Plaza, Josh Hartnett, Cary Elwes, Bugzy Malone, and Hugh Grant.— Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre (@fortunemovie) September 28, 2021
In theaters January 21st. #OperationFortune pic.twitter.com/fN8fvKA9DE
Official Synopsis: Super spy Orson Fortune (Jason Statham) must track down and stop the sale of a deadly new weapons technology wielded by billionaire arms broker Greg Simmonds (Hugh Grant). Reluctantly teamed with some of the world’s best operatives (Aubrey Plaza, Cary Elwes, Bugzy Malone), Fortune and his crew recruit Hollywood’s biggest movie star Danny Francesco (Josh Hartnett) to help them on their globe-trotting undercover mission to save the world.
Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre is set to hit theaters on January 21, 2022.
UPDATE: Josh Hartnett (Wrath of Man, Pearl Harbor) is set to re-team with Director Guy Ritchie and join Jason Statham in the upcoming action thriller formerly known as Five Eyes.
The film is shooting now in Doha, Qatar and will soon move production to Turkey.
UPDATE: Actress Aubrey Plaza (Happiest Season) will be joining Jason Statham in Guy Ritchie’s Untitled action thriller formerly known as Five Eyes. Miramax is producing and financing with STX handling distribution.
Action star Jason Statham (Hobbs & Shaw) is set to reunite with Snatch director Guy Ritchie (Aladdin) for the spy thriller Five Eyes.
The film features Statham as “MI6 guns-and-steel agent who is recruited by a global intelligence alliance to track down and stop the sale of a deadly new weapons technology that threatens to disrupt the world order. Reluctantly paired with CIA high-tech expert, Fortune sets off on a globe-trotting mission where he will have to use all of his charm, ingenuity and stealth to track down and infiltrate billionaire arms broker.”
STXfilms will be handling distribution in the U.S., U.K. and Ireland, with STXinternational launching sales to foreign buyers at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival.