Henry Cavill sticks his tongue out in the debut trailer for The Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare, the next cinematic event from Guy Ritchie. Have a looksie:
If earlier plot summaries of The Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare suggested that director (and co-writer) Guy Ritchie might be about to make a more serious WWII film akin to Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, the trailer dispels the notion in its opening shots. They see Henry Cavill sticking his tongue out and Eiza Gonzalez blowing the smoke off the tip of a pistol.
Cavill plays Gus March-Phillips, a dapper soldier charged with assembling a team of eccentric commandoes for a Dirty Dozen-style mission in Nazi-occupied Africa. It’s based on a true story – the top secret Operation Postmaster, in which March-Phillips and his comrades carried out a daring raid on Italian and German ships in the Gulf of Guinea.
Given all the dual-wielding pistols and tongues, we’re guessing The Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare won’t stick too closely to historical fact – though the official synopsis says that it’s based on ‘recently declassified files of the British War Department’:
Based upon recently declassified files of the British War Department and inspired by true events, THE MINISTRY OF UNGENTLEMANLY WARFARE is an action-comedy that tells the story of the first-ever special forces organization formed during WWII by UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill and a small group of military officials including author Ian Fleming. The top-secret combat unit, composed of a motley crew of rogues and mavericks, goes on a daring mission against the Nazis using entirely unconventional and utterly “ungentlemanly” fighting techniques. Ultimately their audacious approach changed the course of the war and laid the foundation for the British SAS and modern Black Ops warfare.
As well as Cavill and Gonzalez, The Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare also stars Alan Ritchson, Alex Pettyfer, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Babs Olusanmokun and Cary Elwes. They’re accompanied by lots of action, explosions, and pithy one-liners.
The Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare is out in US cinemas on the 19th April. When we get a UK date we’ll be sure to pass it along.