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
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
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.
|Colin Firth will lead the Operation Mincemeat|
|Matthew MacFadyen will play an intelligence officer in the film|
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),
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.
|Paul Mescal is currently shooting Carmen |