Fans never did get that sequel to Guy Ritchie’s Man from UNCLE, but the director has teamed up with Cavill once again for a film that takes place before the Cold War with The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.
Check out the trailer:
The official synopsis for the film reads:
Based upon recently declassified files of the British War Department and inspired by true events, THE MINISTRY OF UNGENTLEMANLY WARFARE is an action-comedy that tells the story of the first-ever special forces organization formed during WWII by UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill and a small group of military officials including author Ian Fleming.
The top-secret combat unit, composed of a motley crew of rogues and mavericks, goes on a daring mission against the Nazis using entirely unconventional and utterly “ungentlemanly” fighting techniques. Ultimately their audacious approach changed the course of the war and laid the foundation for the British SAS and modern Black Ops warfare.
Though Cavill did play the more sophisticated Napoleon Solo in UNCLE, it does look like his character is more of a rascal in this movie. Admittedly, he doesn’t have that same kind of chaotic energy that Billy Butcher from The Boys has, but he does look like he’s having a lot of fun here.
Besides Cavill, the film has also managed to cast Eiza Gonzalez, Alan Ritchson, Alex Pettyfer, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Babs Olusanmokun, Henrique Zaga, and Til Shcweiger. Also Cary Elwes and Henry Golding are also going to be in the film.
As a fan of UNCLE it was kind of a shame that Ritchie wasn’t able to continue his ‘Cold War’ espionage universe, but Ungentlemanly Warfare does seem like it could be in the same vein.
Catch The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare when it comes out in theaters on April 19.