All you need is some good Fortune!
Operation Fortune – Ruse de Guerre: Brash, bold, and darkly funny, are the best three words that describe Guy Ritchie’s work. And he is channeling the same energy in his all-new spy action comedy which he writes and directs. His latest project, Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre is another globe-trotting adventure of spies who are out to save the world, but using their own crazy ways.
The plot follows special agent and elite spy Orson Fortune leading a team of undercover operatives who must stop a billionaire arms dealer from trading in a dangerous weapon. For their mission, they use a popular Hollywood star as bait. And the rest, as they say, is a Guy Ritchie movie. Apart from Ritchie, Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre is also co-written by Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies. Jason Statham, who stars in the titular role of Orson Fortune, also serves as a producer, along with Ivan Atkinson and Bill Block.
Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre follows the long line of Ritchie’s filmmaking legacy of comedy action thrillers that include Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, RocknRolla, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Gentlemen, and more. So, it’s only natural to expect that the all-new spy action film will be a similar fun page from Ritchie’s playbook. Or more.
While you wait for the movie to release, here’s a rundown on the plot, trailer, release date, cast and characters, and everything else we know so far about Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre.
Watch the “Operation Fortune” Trailer
STX films released the first trailer for Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre in December 2021. From the first look at the action-comedy, we can say that it’s just what you expect of a Guy Ritchie film – dark humor, lots of cracking heads and kicking asses, and not to mention, a grand display of firepower.
With Dean Martin’s “Sway” playing in the background, the three-minute video features rip-roaring actions, snappy dialogues from the main protagonists, with a constant undertone of humor. The trailer also shows Jason Statham as Orson Fortune, who’s back to doing what he does best – kicking ass. There are also quick looks at the other main characters played by Aubrey Plaza, Josh Hartnett, Cary Elwes, Bugzy Malone, and Hugh Grant. If the trailer is any indication, Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre definitely has the promise of a highly entertaining and explosive feature.
When Is “Operation Fortune” Release Date?
The release date of Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre has gone back and forth a couple of times. Initially, the movie was set to release on January 21, 2022, but got postponed to March 18, 2022. Later on, the production company, STX Entertainment, removed the title from its release schedule, with rumors that the decision had to do with the film’s portrayal of Ukrainian gangsters. At the moment, Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre is set to be released in US theaters by Lionsgate on March 3, 2023. Ahead of the US release, the film was also released in international markets over the course of January and February.
Who Are the Confirmed Characters in Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre?
The star-studded cast of the spy action comedy features a bunch of amusing, interesting, and badass characters, not necessarily with all traits in one.
Take a look at the main characters of Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre –
Orson Fortune – played by Jason Statham, Fortune is a private contractor/assassin and leads Operation Fortune, where he has to find and stop a deadly weapon.
Sarah Fidel – played by Aubrey Plaza, Sarah is a member of Fortune’s team and a skilled operative.
J.J. – played by Bugzy Malone, J.J. is also another skilled operative and team member of Operation Fortune.
Greg Simmonds – played by Hugh Grant, Greg Simmonds is a billionaire and arms dealer who has laid his hands on a stolen weapon that can threaten governments, world order, and even millions of lives.
Danny Francesco – played by Josh Hartnett, Danny is a Hollywood superstar, who is recruited by Fortune to save the world.
Cary Elwes as Nathan Jasmine – Nathan is a part of Fortune’s team. He is the one who brings the assignment to Fortune.
As for the other characters, there’s Lourdes Faberes as Emilia, Max Beesley as Ben Harris, Eddie Marsan as Knighton, and Kaan Urgancıoğlu as Casa, among others.