EXCLUSIVEThere’s more star power for Guy Ritchie and Jerry Bruckheimer’s new war film, Gentleman’s Ministry of Warwe can reveal, ahead of its February 13 launch date in Turkey.
Henry Cavill and Eiza Gonzalez are joined by Alan Ritchson (Fast X, Reacher), Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians, The Gentlemen), Henry Zaga (beyond space)Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike, The Butler), Cary Elwes (Operation Fortune. Ruse de Guerre), Hero Fiennes Tiffin (after franchise), Babs Olusanmoku (Dune, “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds”) and Till Schweiger (Inglorious bastards, atomic blondes)
Black Bear International arranged the financing Gentleman’s Ministry of War and handles worldwide sales of the film.
The true story concerns the World War II secret organization of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Ian Fleming. The Secret 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 screenplay by Paul Tamasi and Eric Johnson, Arash Amell and Ritchie is based on the best-selling book of the same name by war correspondent and military historian Damien Lewis. Tamasi and Johnson originated the project and sold it to Bruckheimer and Paramount in 2015.
After the Best Picture Oscar nomination 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 Filippuk, Damien Lewis and Tamasi & Johnson.
Ritchson stars in the Amazon series Reacher, which is among the top five most-watched series on Prime Video in the US and worldwide. He will be the next star at Universal Fast X, the 10th part of the blockbuster Fast and gassy franchise and the Lionsgate drama Ordinary angels In front of Hilary Swank.
Golding reunites with Guy Ritchie Gentlemen and is currently in post The Old Guard 2 Starring Charlize Theron for Netflix’s Paramount animated film Tiger’s apprenticeand a drama by Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater Center Owl For Sony.
Zaga recently starred Beyond space For Netflix and The New Mutants For 20th Century Studios. He also just finished filming a limited series for Apple Crowded room.
Pettyfer is best known for starring in Steven Soderbergh’s film Magic Mikeas well as historical drama The Butler and: Return roads. He will be next seen in an upcoming film 5 lb pressure.
Elwes’ career included starring roles The Princess Bride and: Saw. He would next appear in several films, including one at Paramount Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part OneGuy Ritchie Operation Fortune. Ruse de Guerreand directed by Zack Snyder Rebel Moon For Netflix. She is also starring in an indie film Blackberrywhich is this year’s Berlinale competition.
Fiennes Tiffin started playing Tom Riddle Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and has been filmed ever since after privilege, and quite recently The female king Next to Viola Davis.
Olusanmokun’s recent credits include Sand dune and: “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” for Paramount+ and he previously worked with Guy Ritchie. Man’s anger For MGM.
Schweiger is known for his roles Inglorious bastards and: Atomic blondeamong others, and is also an extremely successful director in Germany, known for films including Berlin, I love you and: Honig Im Kopf (a head full of honey)
Ritchson is repped by WME, Dan Spilo of Industry Entertainment and Hansen, Jacobson of Teller. Golding is repped by CAA and Megan Silverman Management. Zaga is repped by WME and Circle of Confusion. Pettyfer is repped by Independent Talent Group, Black Bear Management and Dark Dreams Entertainment. Elwes by APA, The Artists Partnership, LINK Entertainment and Ginsburg Daniels Kallis.
Fiennes Tiffin is repped by CAA, The Artists Partnership and Vybe Trybe. Olusanmokun by CAA and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson + Christopher, LLP. Schweiger by APA and Framework Entertainment.