Netflix has today provided us with a first look at two May releases – the film Operation Mincemeat and series The Lincoln Lawyer.
Directed by John Madden and written by Michelle Ashford, Operation Mincemeat will open in theaters on Friday, May 6 and will be available on the streaming service Wednesday, May 11.
Operation Mincemeat is the extraordinary story of two intelligence officers that changed the course of World War II, saving tens of thousands of lives and breaking Hitler’s deadly grip on Europe, by recruiting the skills of the most unlikely of secret agents: a dead man.
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.
Operation Mincemeat is the extraordinary and true story of an idea that hoped to alter the course of the war – defying logic, risking countless thousands of lives, and testing the nerves of its creators to breaking point.
The movie is produced by Charles S. Cohen, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, and Kris Thykier. The executive producers are Simon Gillis and Christian McLaughlin.
Coming to Netflix on May 13 is The Lincoln Lawyer, which consists of 10 episodes and was created by David E. Kelly. The showrunner is Ted Humphrey and the executive producers include Kelley, Humphrey, Michael Connelly and Ross Fineman.
In the series, Mickey Haller, an iconoclastic idealist, runs his law practice out of the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car, as he takes on cases big and small across the expansive city of Los Angeles.
Based on the series of bestselling novels by renowned author Michael Connelly, the first season is based on the second book in The Lincoln Lawyer series, The Brass Verdict.