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Operation Mincemeat gets a New Trailer and Poster

Tuesday, October 05, 2021 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

Any Bond fan worth his weight in sawdust soaked in nitro and coated with graphite will have some knowledge of Operation Mincemeat and some inkling of how James Bond author Ian Fleming was involved in this fantastical World War II operation.

Going in to too much detail will ruin the tale and presumably the film in advance, but if you are unaware of Operation Mincemeat and its place in history, not only as one of the many bizarre military efforts planned in Room 39 or 13 during wartime Britain but the suprising outcome and strategic advantage Suggestion 28 of the Trout Memo gave Britain.

A SUGGESTION (not a very nice one).

28. The following suggestion is used in a book by Basil Thomson: a corpse dressed as an airman, with despatches in his pockets, could be dropped on the coast, supposedly from a parachute that had failed. I understand there is no difficulty in obtaining corpses at the Naval Hospital, but, of course, it would have to be a fresh one.”


Operation Mincemeat Poster
Operation Mincemeat Poster


I do not want to spoil the film for myself so I have not looked into it any great detail but off the tailored cuff I can tell you:

The film is written by Michelle Ashford adapting author Ben Macintyre's 2010 book Operation Mincemeat. Ben Macintyre has a number of military history books to his name including For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond released 2 years prior to Operation Mincemeat on the centenary of Ian Fleming's birth. For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond delves into Fleming's personal history and war time career.

Operation Mincemeat - Matthew Macfadyen as Charles Cholmondeley, Colin Firth as Ewen Montagu and Johnny Flynn as Ian Fleming
Operation Mincemeat - Matthew Macfadyen as Charles Cholmondeley, Colin Firth as Ewen Montagu and Johnny Flynn as Ian Fleming


Operation Mincemeat is full of colourful characters that the top shelf cast are hopefully going to bring to life not the least of being Jason Isaacs as Admiral John Godfrey the man who was the inspiration for Bond's original M, Colin Firth as Ewen Montagu the chief architect behind Operation Mincemeat and author of The Man Who Never Was (1956), his personal account of Operation Mincemeat and Johnny Flynn as Ian Fleming.

Operation Mincemeat - Johnny Flynn as Ian Fleming
Operation Mincemeat - Johnny Flynn as Ian Fleming


    The Establishing Shot: Operation Mincemeat Trailer                


Operation Mincemeat - Kelly Macdonald as Jean Leslie Matthew Macfadyen as Charles Cholmondeley
Operation Mincemeat - Kelly Macdonald as Jean Leslie Matthew Macfadyen as Charles Cholmondeley


Operation Mincemeat

Directed By: John Madden

Starring: Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald, Penelope Wilton, Jason Isaacs, Johnny Flynn, Simon Russell Beale, Mark Gatiss

It’s 1943. The Allies are determined to break Hitler’s grip on occupied Europe, and plan an all-out assault on Sicily; but they face an impossible challenge - how to protect a massive invasion force from potential massacre. It falls to two remarkable intelligence officers, Ewen Montagu (Colin Firth) and Charles Cholmondeley (Matthew Macfadyen) to dream the most inspired and improbable disinformation strategy of the war - centred on the most unlikely of secret agents: a dead man. Operation Mincemeat is the extraordinary and true story of an idea that hoped to alter the course of the war - defying logic, risking countless thousands of lives, and testing the nerves of its creators to breaking point.

OPERATION MINCEMEAT will be released nationwide January 2022 by Warner Bros. Pictures


THE ESTABLISHING SHOT: OPERATION MINCEMEAT GETS A NEW TRAILER AND POSTER

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