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Operation Mincemeat: Colin Firth in the first trailer for the film set in WWII

The first trailer of Operation Mincemeat, the film with Colin Firth set in the middle of the Second World War.

The story is set in 1943 and tells the true story of two British intelligence officers who attempt to turn the tide of World War II with a deception involving the recruitment of a dead man.

In the movie, “The Allies are determined to break Hitler’s hold on occupied Europe and plan a total assault on Sicily; but they face an impossible challenge: how to protect a massive invasion force from potential massacre. It is up to two extraordinary intelligence officers, Ewen Montagu and Charles Cholmondeley, to imagine the most inspired and unlikely disinformation strategy of the war, centered on the most unlikely of secret agents: a dead man. “

Like? British officers “They obtained the body of Glyndwr Michael, a tramp who died from eating rat poison, dressed him as an officer of the Royal Marines and placed personal items on him identifying him as the fake Captain William Martin. Correspondence between two British generals was also placed on the body, suggesting that the allies were planning to invade Greece and Sardinia, with Sicily only as the target of a fake invasion ”.

The first trailer for Operation Mincemeat

The film was directed by John Madden and sees Colin Firth in the the role of Ewen Montagu e Matthew Macfadyen in as Charles Cholmondeley. They joined them Kelly Macdonald (Line of Duty, Boardwalk Empire), Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey), Johnny Flynn (Emma) And Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter, Peter Pan).

The film is based on the 1953 book by Ewen Montagu, The Man Who Never Was, while the screenplay was written by Michelle Ashford .

Warner Bros. International will release the film in UK theaters on January 7, 2022, while Netflix will distribute it in North America (but has not yet set a date). For the release date in Italy, however, we do not know anything yet.

Here’s the first trailer for Operation Mincemeat:

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