Warner Bros has released a trailer for the upcoming Worl War II movie Operation Mincemeat starring Colin Firth and Matthew Macfadyen.
Based on Ben Macintyre’s best-selling book, Operation Mincemeat recounts the Allied invasion of Sicily in World War II as a deceptive attempt to prevent it from being discovered.
Firth stars as Ewen Montagu with Macfadyen as Charles Cholmondeley and the duo are tasked with convincing Germany that The Allies will strike Greece as opposed to Italy.
Ewen and Charles decide to send a corpse containing fake classified letters to the shores of Spain in the hopes that it will deter German forces away from Italy.
The pair then keep adding more details to make the ruse more believable such as adding a fake love letter from the corpse’s wife.
Here’s the trailer:
The synopsis for Operation Mincemeat reads:
“Two intelligence officials in 1943 used a body and fake documents to evade German forces. It is during these events that the Allies plan an all-out attack on Fortress Europe. Even yet, they confront an impossible task: protecting an enormous assault force against entrenched German artillery and averting a likely slaughter”
John Madden is directing and Michelle Ashford is writing the screenplay. Madden had this to say about the new war drama:
“It’s tight, passionate, exhilarating, surprisingly humorous, and continually surprising in Michelle Ashford’s writing. In the shadows and deceit, they fight a new type of battle, and they are plagued by the knowledge that certainty and victory are nowhere to be found.”
Operation Mincemeat is being released in theaters on April 15th.