Alan Ritchson (Reacher, Fast X) and Henry Golding (Snake Eyes) are set to join Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) and Eiza Gonzalez (Ambulance) in the WWII epic actioner The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare directed by Guy Ritchie (Wrath of Man).
From a script by Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, Arash Amel and Ritchie based on war correspondent and military historian Damien Lewis’ best-selling book of the same name, the film is an outrageous true story about UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s and Ian Fleming’s secret WWII combat organization. This clandestine squad’s unconventional and entirely ‘ungentlemanly’ fighting techniques against the Nazis significantly changed the course of the war and gave birth to the modern Black Ops unit. Ritchie will reimagine the WW2 action adventure into a franchise for modern audiences.
Jerry Bruckheimer (Top Gun: Maverick) will produce alongside Chad Oman, Ritchie’s producing partner Ivan Atkinson, and John Friedberg for Black Bear International. Executive Producers include Scott Lastaiti, Olga Filipuk, Damien Lewis, and Tamasy and Johnson.
Rounding out the rest of the cast are Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike), Cary Elwes (Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre), Hero Fiennes Tiffin (After), Babs Olusanmokun (Dune), Til Schweiger (Atomic Blonde) and Henrique Zaga (Beyond the Universe).
SOURCE: Black Bear Pictures