What does one need to be involved in a multi-billion dollar arms transaction? The answer lies in the latest action-comedy thriller, Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre from The Gentlemen and Sherlock Holmes director Guy Ritchie. The latest thriller from Lionsgate , starring Jason Statham as the main character, is scheduled for release in March in theaters and to anticipate this, a new trailer has been released by Lionsgate. This trailer shows you everything you need to succeed in this high stakes game – weapons, courage, dark humor and of course, luck.
The film can be described as Ritchie’s signature work, with an action-comedy storyline that follows an elite spy and special agent, Orson Fortune, who is tasked with stopping the dealings of a new weapons technology on the market. To aid him in the mission, Fortune leads a team of undercover agents to take down the man behind it all, billionaire arms dealer Greg Simmonds (Hugh Grant). However, catching Simmonds will require more strategy than sheer force, at least in the early stages, so the team uses their favorite Hollywood movie star Danny Francesco (Josh Hartnett) to carry out the undercover mission to perfection. However, will this mission go according to plan?
Previously titled Five Eyes , Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre was funded by Miramax and SFX Entertainment. The elite Fortune operatives team that sets out to capture Simmonds will be played by Aubrey Plaza, Cary Elwes and Bugzy Malone. This action-comedy film is a reunion opportunity for some of its key players. Ritchie and Statham previously worked together on the films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch , and more recently on Wrath of Man which was also a collaboration between Ritchie and Miramax after their work together on The Gentlemen.
Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre was originally slated for a release date of January 21, 2022. However, the film encountered a number of unforeseen obstacles along the way. However, it looks like the film will finally get its chance on the big screen. The film is directed by Ritchie from a screenplay he co-wrote with Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies. The film’s producers consisted of Atkinson, Ritchie, and Bill Block.