Warner Bros today have announced John Madden‘s War feature Operation Mincemeat, starring Colin Firth is set for a UK and Irish cinema release date of 7th January 2022.
The film is based on the best-selling book by Ben MacIntyre. The extraordinary and true story of the most successful war time deception ever attempted, and one that changed the course of the Second World War.
Starring an all-British cast which includes Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen , Penelope Wilton, Johnny Flynn and hello to Jason Isaacs. They are joined by Hattie Morahan, Simon Russell Beale, Paul Ritter, James Fleet and Mark Gatiss.
Producers are Charles S. Cohen, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Kris Thykier. Simon Gillis, See-Saw’s COO of Film, will serve as executive producer. Michelle Ashford (‘Masters of Sex’) has adapted the screenplay based on the best-selling Ben McIntyre book of the same name. Jina Jay led casting.
FilmNation Entertainment handled international sales for the film.
Warner Bros. Pictures has sent us over the official Synopsis:
It’s 1943. The Allies are determined to break Hitler’s grip on occupied Europe and plan an all-out assault on Sicily; but they face an impossible challenge – how to protect a massive invasion force from potential massacre. It falls to two remarkable intelligence officers, Ewen Montagu (Colin Firth) and Charles Cholmondeley (Matthew Macfadyen), to dream the most inspired and improbable disinformation strategy of the war – centred on the most unlikely of secret agents: a dead man.
Warner Bros are dealing with the UK and Irish distribution as well as most of Europe. Over the pond, Netflix will be dealing with the rights in North and Latin Americas. Netflix hasn’t confirmed they’ll be a theatrical release or directly to streaming. This film could potentially in the running for The Oscars in 2022 which may see the film released in both formats.