EXCLUSIVE: There’s more star power on board for ritchie boy and Jerry Bruckheimer’s new war movie, The Ministry of War without Knightswe can reveal, ahead of its February 13 start date in Turkey.
Joining Henry Cavill and Eiza González are Alan Ritchson (Quick X, Reacher), Henry Golding (Crazy rich Asians, the gentlemen), Henry Zaga (beyond the universe)Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike the Butler), Cary Elwes (Operation Fortune: Cunning War), Hero Fiennes Tiffin (after franchise), Babs Olusanmokun (Dune,”Star Trek: Strange New Worlds”) and Til Schweiger (Inglourious basterds, atomic blonde).
Black Bear International arranged the financing The Ministry of Unchivalrous War and is handling worldwide sales of the film.
The true story covers the secret WWII fighting organization of UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Ian Fleming. The unconventional and “ungentlemanly” fighting techniques of the clandestine squad against the Nazis helped turn the tide of the war and gave birth to the modern Black Ops unit.
The screenplay by Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, Arash Amel and Ritchie is based on the book of the same name by war correspondent and military historian Damien Lewis. Tamasy and Johnson initiated the project and sold it as a proposal to Bruckheimer and Paramount in 2015.
On the heels of his Best Picture Oscar nomination for Top Gun: MaverickBruckheimer (Bad Boys for Life, Pirates of the Caribbean franchise) is producing along with 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.
Ritchson is the star of the Amazon series reacher, which is among Prime Video’s top five most-watched series in the US and around the world. He will soon star in Universal’s FastX, the tenth installment of the blockbuster Fast and Furious franchise, and the Lionsgate drama ordinary angels opposite Hilary Swank.
Golding meets with Guy Ritchie after The Knights and currently holds a position at the old guard 2 starring Charlize Theron for Netflix, the Paramount animated film tiger’s apprenticeand the Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater drama downtown owl for sony
Zaga recently starred in beyond the universe for netflix and the new mutants for 20th century studies. He also just finished filming the Apple limited series. The Busy Room.
Pettyfer is best known for starring in the Steven Soderbergh film. magic mikethe most historical drama The Butler Y Back roads. He will soon be seen in the next movie. 5 pounds of pressure.
Elwes’ career included starring roles in The princess Bride Y He saw. She will soon be starring in several movies, including the one for Paramount. Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Oneby Guy Ritchie Operation Fortune: Cunning Warand the one directed by Zack Snyder rogue moon for netflix. She also stars in the independent film. Blackberrywho competes in the Berlinale this year.
Fiennes Tiffin started out playing Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and since then he has starred after franchise, and more recently the king woman with Viola Davis.
Olusanmokun’s recent credits include dune Y “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” for Paramount+ and previously worked with Guy Ritchie on wrath of man for MGM.
Schweiger is known for his roles in Inglorious Bastards Y atomic blondeamong others, and is also a very successful director in Germany, known for films like berlin i love you Y Honig Im Kopf (Head full of honey)).
Ritchson is represented by WME, Industry Entertainment’s Dan Spilo and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller. Golding is represented by CAA and Megan Silverman Management. Zaga is represented by WME and Circle of Confusion. Pettyfer is represented 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 represented by CAA, The Artists Partnership and Vybe Trybe. Olusanmokun of CAA and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson + Christopher, LLP. Schweiger by APA and Framework Entertainment.