Thursday, March 4, 2021

WW2 FILM OPERATION MINCEMEAT WITH COLIN FIRTH, MATTHEW MACFADYEN HEADING TO NETFLIX! PAUL MESCAL TO LEAD BRING THEM DOWN THRILLER WITH TOM BURKE

  OPERATION MINCEMEAT 
NETFLIX GRABS WW2 EPIC FILM
According to Deadline, Netflix has just paid $15 million for World War 2 movie OPERATION MINCEMEAT from John Madden which has
Colin Firth will lead the Operation Mincemeat
a star studded cast lead by Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald, Penelope Wilton, Jason Isaacs, Johnny Flynn, Simon Russell Beale, Hattie Morahan, Mark Gatiss and Paul Ritter. Set in 1943 when the Allies were determined to break Hitler’s grip on occupied Europe, the remarkable true story follows intelligence officers Ewen Montagu (Firth) and Charles Cholmondeley (Macfadyen) who conjure an inspired and improbable disinformation strategy centered on the most unlikely of secret agents: a dead man. They would trick the Nazis into thinking that Allied forces were planning to attack southern Europe by way of Greece rather than Sicily. Their plan was
Matthew MacFadyen will play an intelligence officer in the film
to get a corpse, equip it with misleading papers, then drop it off the coast of Spain where Nazi spies would take the bait. It was a plan that helped turn the tide of the whole war.

    PAUL MESCAL   
TO LEAD BRING THEM DOWN
Breaking star Paul Mescal, who is currently finishing a movie adaptation of popular opera CARMEN down in Australia (a modern day reimagining directed by Benjamin Millepied in which he plays Don Jose),
Paul Mescal is currently shooting Carmen
will move over to his homeland of Ireland later this summer to shoot Irish thriller BRING THEM DOWN in which he and Tom Burke will visit the wild landscape of the West of Ireland, with the story following an Irish shepherd who is drawn into violent conflict with a neighbouring farm when his sheep are massacred by unknown men. Mescal is also starring in THE LOST DAUGHTER movie which Maggie Gyllenhaal directed and which also stars Peter Saarsgard, Dakota Johnson, Ed Harris, Jessie Buckley, and Oliver Jackson Cohen. The story of that one focuses on a woman's beach vacation which takes a dark turn when she begins to confront the troubles of her past.

16 comments:

  1. I don't normally watch war movies, but this one sounds interesting.

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  2. war always interesting....love to watch the war movie

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  3. You know anything WW2 related will have Jason tuning in.
    Bring Them Down I’ll be waiting for. Irish hunks and Irish landscape. Yes, please!

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    1. I wonder if the Irish film will have a period setting or not, I haven't got any info on it.

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    2. Will be waiting to see what you find out for us!

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  4. LOVE Colin Firth! Matthew Macfadyen is awesome too, really enjoyed his performance in MI5.

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    1. I adore both MacFadyen and his wife Keeley. Wish they were my neighbours I'd bake them cakes every day.

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  5. Watched a movie Supernova with Colin Firth recently, the one also starring Stanley Tucci. 🙂 They were both great in it, and the movie was solid, too! 👍🏻

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    1. I have it downloaded, but haven't watched it yet, they are the best of friends in private life as well. Did you know that originally the roles were supposed to be reversed but when they started with the production they realised they should switch the roles.

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  6. I'm all in on Operation Mincemeat. Luckily, we haven't cancelled our Netflix subscription yet (although I threaten to every month). In other news, who in the world would massacre a flock of sheep?!

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    1. A nasty wolf pack? A Satanist granny from across the hill?

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    2. A nasty wolf pack don't count! The Santanist granny on the other hand would.. Although I'm giggling at the thought of it.

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    3. They do like to groom Satanist grannies on the Emerald Isle.

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