It’s taken a while, more than a year actually, but Guy Ritchie’s Operation Fortune is finally right around the corner. The spy film, led by Jason Statham, Aubrey Plaza, Bugzy Malone, Hugh Grant, Josh Hartnett, and Cary Elwes, was originally due in theaters in 2022 until distributor STX went under. But now thanks to Miramax and Lionsgate we’ll get to see if the wait was actually worth it. Clearly, they think so.
The premise is simple enough and yet kinda silly. Statham plays a superspy who must stop an arms-dealing billionaire from unleashing deadly technology on the world. To make this happen, the world’s greatest actor is recruited to infiltrate the billionaire’s inner circle.
At the very least this looks like a fun role for Hartnett, who has mostly stayed out of the limelight in recent years. Statham and Ritchie know one another so well at this point that they can probably do this stuff in their sleep. And Grant clearly had a good time working with Ritchie on 2019’s The Gentlemen. He seems to be having a moment.
Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre hits theaters on March 3rd.
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.