Henry Cavill & Guy Ritchie’s The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare Gets Spring Release Date



  • The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare,” directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Henry Cavill, has a release date set for April 19, 2024.
  • The film is based on the book “Churchill’s Secret Warriors” and follows a group of unconventional fighters in World War II.
  • Henry Cavill and the rest of the cast praised Guy Ritchie’s directing and Cavill’s work ethic, highlighting his dedication to the project.

The upcoming action spy flick, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, from director Guy Ritchie and starring The Witcher and Man of Steel’s Henry Cavill has now been given a release date, with Lionsgate bringing the movie to theaters later this year on April 19, 2024. Based on the 2014 book Churchill’s Secret Warriors: The Explosive True Story of the Special Forces Desperadoes of WWII by Damien Lewis, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare will feature an all-star ensemble cast alongside Cavill, including Ambulance star Eiza González, The Gentlemen‘s Henry Golding, and Reacher star Alan Ritchson.

This new release date puts The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare up against the likes of Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver, which is due to receive a limited theatrical release; the horror movie Abigail; A24 and Alex Garland’s Civil War; and Challengers starring Zendaya, Josh O’Connor, and Mike Faist.

After wrapping on The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfar, Henry Cavill took to social media to share the news, and also shared an extensive behind-the-scenes look at the movie, which finds The Gentlemen and Sherlock Holmes filmmaker Guy Ritchie in the director’s chair. Check out the first footage from The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare below.

“That’s a wrap! My days on Ungentlemanly Warfare are over. Tis a sad day,” Cavill says in a caption alongside the footage, which shows off the Superman actor as a gloriously mustachioed war hero and leader of a band of black ops misfits. “I’m going to echo the sentiments of my co-stars and sing the praises of our intrepid crew. It’s rare to come across a team so driven, dedicated and committed to the storytelling. That drive and dedication is only intensified by having a leader such as Guy Ritchie. His ability to weave story and create character might be second to none, and he wields it like it were magic.”

Directed by Guy Ritchie from a script he has co-written alongside Arash Amel, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare will be based on the 2015 book by Damien Lewis. Inspired by true events, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare details the World War II strategies conceived by United Kingdom Prime Minister Winston Churchill and James Bond creator and author Ian Fleming, whose clandestine squad’s unconventional and entirely ‘ungentlemanly’ fighting techniques against the Nazis helped change the course of the war and in part gave birth to the modern Black Ops unit.

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The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare Stars Eiza González & Alan Ritchson Alongside Henry Cavill

Alan Ritchson as Reacher in front of a helicopter.
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The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare will find Henry Cavill in charge of a band of misfits and colorful characters akin to those seen in director Quentin Tarantino’s critically acclaimed 2009 World War II outing Inglourious Basterds. This includes Eiza González, Henry Golding, Alex Pettyfer, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, and Reacher lead Alan Ritchson, who quickly took to Cavill’s post to heap praise on the Man of Steel star.

“So moved by this. However! While I’m not surprised in the least that you would kindly mention Guy’s brilliance, the intrepid crew and the joyful contributions of the ‘Ungentlemanly five” as we’ll call us for now… you gracefully omitted yourself,” Ritchson said. “For anyone that doesn’t have the good fortune of working with a #1 on the call sheet like Cavill, let me just say, none of the accolades he mentioned matter in the least if he is not willing to lead by example. Henry was always first in and last out, never once complained – even in the midst of tough conditions (both on and off the set at times).”

Praising Cavill’s work ethic, Ritchson concludes that “When this film is a hit, it will have everything to do with our man at the top.”

The rest of the cast behind The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare includes the likes of Cary Elwes (Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One), Babs Olusanmokun (Dune, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds), Til Schweiger (Inglourious Basterds, Atomic Blonde), Henrique Zaga (Beyond The Universe), and Mohammad Nour Hakmi.

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is being planned as the first installment in an action franchise.

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