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The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, led by Henry Cavill, evokes Inglorious Basterds in first trailer

The true story behind the first British special ops mission makes war look... surprisingly fun, actually

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare trailer
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Guy Ritchie's next movie, titled The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, has Henry Cavill putting together the all-star group of Nazi hunters that laid the foundation for the British SAS and modern Black Ops warfare. Yes, it looks as great as it sounds.

Ritchie has been one of the busiest bees in the movie business after he finished the 2019 live-action Aladdin remake for Disney, and while he remains attached to a tentative sequel to the remade classic tale, he's spent the last few years flexing some more traditional action muscles. Up next is The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, and you can finally watch the first trailer below:

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At first glance, this pretty much looks like Ritchie's riff on Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds, but these two movies are far from being the only two that have told the stories of Nazi hunters. Well, much like Tarantino, Ritchie is bringing his own flavor to this one, and that includes mostly traditional action scenes, cheeky characters, plenty of comedy, and a very energetic montage. It also marks a reunion with Cavill following their sensational collaboration on 2015's The Man from UNCLE (which also was a period piece).

For those unaware, the movie is based on the book The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: How Churchill's Secret Warriors Set Europe Ablaze and Gave Birth to Modern Black Ops by Damien Lewis. Yes, that's a lot of title. The rest of the cast is quite attractive as well: Eiza González, Alan Ritchson, Alex Pettyfer, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Babs Olusamokun, Henrique Zaga, Til Schweiger, Henry Golding, and Cary Elwes. The roster also includes Freddie Fox as Ian Fleming (yes, the man who'd become the author behind James Bond).


It's a busy start of the year for the superhero-turned-witcher-turned-spy (among other fictional jobs), as Cavill has another big movie coming out this week in Matthew Vaughn's Argylle.
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