With James Bond on a much-needed vacation afterwards no time to die, maybe it’s time to introduce viewers to Bond’s creator: Ian Fleming. While this isn’t the only focus of John Madden’s upcoming WWII spy thriller, Operation Mincemeatthere’s a rush of excitement when a young Ian FleMing announces he’s typing “spy stories” into the trailer for the new Netflix movie. Like when Marvin Berry calls in his cousin Chuck Back to the Future.
be clear Operation Mincemeat is less about the James Bond author and more about Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen and Matthew Macfadyin Mustache playing a little prank on the Nazis, and who doesn’t like pranking the Nazis? These guys suck!
Here is the official synopsis:
The year is 1943. Determined to break Hitler’s hold on occupied Europe, the Allies are planning a full-scale attack on Sicily. but they face an impossible challenge – how to protect the invading forces from possible annihilation. It falls to two remarkable intelligence officers, Ewen Montagu (Firth) and Charles Cholmondeley (Macfadyen) to dream up the most inspired and unlikely disinformation strategy of the war – centering on the most unlikely of secret agents: a dead man. Operation Mincemeat is the extraordinary and true story of an idea that hoped to turn the tide for the Allies – by taking impossibly high risks, defying logic and testing the nerves of its creators.
Firth who has spent more than enough time in the fake super spy world The Kingsman and the grounded world of spying in Craft tailor soldier spy, closes the gap here. And although he feels like throwing up, he and Macfadyen look poised to become a series of gifs on Tumblr in their period-specific wardrobe.
Operation Mincemeat also boasts a fantastic supporting cast including Kelly Macdonald, Penelope Wilton and Johnny Flynn as young Mr. Flemin. Directed by John Madden (Shakespeare in love, The best exotic Marigold hotel), Operation Mincemeat coming to select theaters in May and May 11th on Netflix.
https://www.avclub.com/colin-firth-matthew-macfadyen-operation-mincemeat-trai-1848758607 Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen in Operation Mincemeat