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Review of Guy Ritchie’s Jason Statham-Led Action Pic Unveils Title & Release Date

STXfilms has finally announced the release date for director Guy Ritchie’s newest Jason Statham-led action spy film, which has now been officially titled as Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre. The upcoming film is scheduled to arrive in theaters on January 21, 2022.

Its theatrical release date currently pits the film against no direct competition. However, its debut will still be on the same month as other high-profile films’ releases such as The 355, Scream, The Man From TorontoThe Tragedy of Macbeth, Morbius, and The Black Phone.

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Operation Fortune (formerly titled as Five Eyes) is directed by Guy Ritchie from a script written by Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies (The Gentlemen, Wrath of Man), with revisions by Ritchie. Joining Statham are Josh Hartnett (30 Days of Night),  Aubrey Plaza (Ingrid Goes West), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride), and British rapper Bugzy Malone.

“In the film, MI6 guns-and-steel agent Orson Fortune (Statham) is recruited by a global intelligence alliance ‘Five Eyes’ to track down and stop the sale of a deadly new weapons technology that threatens to disrupt the world order,” reads the synopsis. “Reluctantly paired with CIA high-tech expert Sarah Fidel, Fortune sets off on a globe-trotting mission where he will have to use all of his charm, ingenuity, and stealth to track down and infiltrate billionaire arms broker Greg Simmonds.’

This project marks the latest collaboration between Ritchie and Statham, who have previously worked together on Lock, Stock and Two Smoking BarrelsSnatch, Revolver, and the most recent Wrath of Man.

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Operation Fortune is produced by Bill Block for Miramax, which is also fully financing the film. Ivan Atkinson also serves as producer. STXfilms has secured worldwide distribution rights to the film. STX will distribute directly in the US, UK, and Ireland, and STXinternational will launch sales to foreign buyers at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival.

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