STXfilms has released the official trailer, poster and photos for Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre, the action comedy coming to theaters on March 18, 2022.
In the movie, super spy Orson Fortune (Jason Statham) must track down and stop the sale of a deadly new weapons technology wielded by billionaire arms broker Greg Simmonds (Hugh Grant).
Reluctantly teamed with some of the world’s best operatives (Aubrey Plaza, Cary Elwes, Bugzy Malone), Fortune and his crew recruit Hollywood’s biggest movie star Danny Francesco (Josh Hartnett) to help them on their globe-trotting undercover mission to save the world.
The film was written by Guy Ritchie and Ivan Atkinson & Marn Davies. The producers are Guy Ritchie, Ivan Atkinson and Bill Block.
“The truth is I wanted another alibi to give me a reason to work with Jason again because I enjoy collaborating with him so much,” shares Ritchie told EW.
Ritchie also talked about casting Plaza: “It felt fresh and she felt capable. I am more than delighted with the result.”
And the meaning of Ruse de guerre? “It’s too ironic a premise to ignore,” says Ritchie, “Somehow only the French have managed to capture the meaning within a term, ‘the accepted unorthodox approach to war’ which is really what our film is about.”
The first look at Operation Fortune comes the same week Eros STX Global Corporation announced it is selling its STX Entertainment subsidiary (including STXfilms) to an affiliate of The Najafi Companies.
Najafi is an entrepreneurial and mission-driven private investment company with significant holdings in consumer, media, talent-driven brands, ecommerce, tech, and sports.