Hugh Grant, Cary Elwes, Bugzy Malone and Josh Hartnett also star in the highly anticipated comedy action film.
Aubrey Plaza is not Jason Statham’s best employee in Guy Ritchie’s latest spy action film.
“Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre” follows super spy Orson Fortune (Statham) as he is tasked with tracking down a billionaire arms broker (Hugh Grant) behind a deadly new weapons technology. Orson enlists the help of international agents played by Aubrey Plaza, Cary Elwes, Bugzy Malone and Danny Francesco (Josh Hartnett) to save the world.
Lionsgate is bringing the Miramax film to theaters, directed by Ritchie and co-written by Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies. Ritchie, Atkinson and Bill Block are producing “Operation Fortune,” Miramax’s third film collaboration with Ritchie behind “The Gentleman” and “Wrath of Man.” Lionsgate is also distributing Ritchie’s upcoming “Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.”
Operation Fortune was co-financed by Miramax and STX Entertainment. The feature was originally set to debut in January 2022, but has since been pushed back.
Statham and Ritchie have worked together on films for two decades since 1998’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. While Statham is one of the main characters in the action franchise, co-star Plaza recently hit the action scenes from the indie film “Emily the Criminal.”
“I think for a while I felt like, ‘Oh, I’m being put in a box and I don’t like that, so I’m going to fight to get out of that and show people what I can do,'” Plaza said in a certain comedy role. “But then I started to see it as a gift. If I’m so good at convincing people that it was me, and then doing something completely different, it’s much more satisfying to surprise them. So I started trying to think like that and be a little more positive and less bitter about it.”
Plaza previously said he channeled his inner James Bond for “Operation Luck.”
“I thought, ‘If I’m going to be in an action movie, I want to be with Jason Statham and Guy Ritchie, that’s fine with me,'” Plaza said. L’Officiel Australia The role of secret agent Sarah Fidel. “Usually in these movies, the Bond character is always mildly sexually harassing other women or overly flirtatious with women. I wanted Sarah Fidel to be a female bond, not a girl Bond, but a female Bond. Where I was, I’m an agent, but I’m also hitting on all the guys and just being horny or something.”
He joked: “It wasn’t in the script. I only added it because I thought that’s what a female Bond character would do. We need a female Bond.
“Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre” won’t hit theaters until March 3.
Watch the trailer below.
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