Alan Ritchson, Henry Goulding, Alex Pettyfer, Babs Olusanmokun, others join cast of Henry Cavill & Guy Ritchie WWII film “Ministry”
There’s more star power on board for Guy Ritchie and Jerry Bruckheimer’s new war movie, “The Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare”, as revealed by Deadline, ahead of its February 13 start date in Turkey.
According to the outlet, joining Henry Cavill and Eiza González are Alan Ritchson (Fast X, Reacher), Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians, The Gentlemen), Henry Zaga (Beyond The Universe), Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike, The Butler), Cary Elwes (Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre), Hero Fiennes Tiffin (After franchise), Babs Olusanmokun (Dune, “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds”) and Til Schweiger (Inglourious Basterds, Atomic Blonde).
Deadline reports that Black Bear International arranged financing for “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare” and is handling world sales on the film.
The true story covers UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s and Ian Fleming’s secret WWII combat organisation. The clandestine squad’s unconventional and ‘ungentlemanly’ fighting techniques against the Nazis helped change the course of the war and gave birth to the modern Black Ops unit.
The script by Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, Arash Amel and Ritchie is based on war correspondent and military historian Damien Lewis’ best-selling book of the same name. Tamasy and Johnson initiated the project and sold it as a pitch to Bruckheimer and Paramount in 2015.
On the heels of his Best Picture Oscar nom for Top Gun: Maverick, Bruckheimer (Bad Boys for Life, Pirates of the Caribbean franchise) is producing 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.