Guy Ritchie directed the film.
Lionsgate Play is presenting Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre, a film that expertly combines action and comedy. On May 5, 2023, only on Lionsgate Play in India, this spy thriller starring Hugh Grant, Aubrey Plaza, Jason Statham, and Bugzy Malone will give viewers the undercover experience of a lifetime.
Get ready for the ride of your life as special agent Orsen Fortune uncovers a deadly arms deal. He assembles his top squad of agents to take on Hugh Grant's swoonworthy character, the sweetly evil billionaire Greg Simmonds. This Guy Ritchie picture provides refreshing variations on the standard spy thriller formula, from excitement and intrigue to anticipation and horror.
Director Guy Ritchie explains that the notion to make a spy thriller came roughly eight months before filming began. They studied for the mission by binge-watching every action and spy movie they could find. He didn't like where they were going with the first draft, so he rewrote it. The movie's tone became clear to him once he wrote the new opening sequence, and he was pleased with it.
Ivan Atkinson, the film's producer and co-screenwriter, explained that they wanted to do something different with the genre. Most espionage films are either parodies or they take themselves very seriously; there's not much in between. They were aiming for a compromise.
While talking about his character, Grant said that money is what drives him, as Greg is a money maniac. Although he makes his fortune selling weapons around the world, he considers himself to be a good person. What's more ironic is that he runs a nonprofit to help children whose parents died in battle. Simmonds believes he has morals and that he has an immense passion for life, people, and his team. It's crucial to have fun with the role one is playing, and he had a great time in Greg's shoes. Almost all actors would rather play the antagonist. They're more exciting and tasty.
Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre, an epic spy adventure, will premiere on Lionsgate Play in India on May 5, 2023.