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 Toronto, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Morbius, and The Black Phone.
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, 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),” says the official synopsis. “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.”
This project marks the latest collaboration between Ritchie and Statham, who have previously worked together on Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, Revolver, and the most recent Wrath of Man.
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.