Ritchie’s previous film The Gentlemen provided viewers with plenty of brash, darkly humorous fun, and it looks like the filmmaker will be hoping for some of that same energy for Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre.
Operation Fortune follows MI6 agent Orson Fortune, played by Ritchie’s go-to guy Jason Statham, and his team of not-so-great operatives recruit one of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars to help them on an undercover mission when the sale of a deadly new weapons technology threatens to disrupt the world order.
Here’s the trailer:
The film’s synopsis reads:
“Super spy Orson Fortune (Statham) and his team of top operatives recruit Hollywood’s biggest movie star, Danny Francesco, to help them on an undercover mission to stop billionaire arms broker Greg Simmonds from selling a deadly new weapons technology that also threatens to disrupt the world order. “
Speaking about the film earlier this year, Ritchie said:
“You have to look up the meaning of ‘Ruse de guerre;’ it’s too ironic a premise to ignore,”
“Somehow only the French have managed to capture the meaning within a term, ‘the accepted unorthodox approach to war’ which is really what our film is about.”
Starring alongside Statham in Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre is Hugh Grant, Aubrey Plaza, Cary Elwes, Bugzy Malone and Josh Hartnett.
Ritchie wrote the screenplay with Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies and also produces alongside Ivan Atkinson and Bill Block.
Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre will be out on January 21st.