Guy Ritchie to Direct WWII Film ‘Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare’ at Paramount

Guy Ritchie will direct and write the Paramount-based film Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare from WWII.
The film is based on a nonfiction book by Damien Lewis titled "Department of Relentless Warfare: How Churchill's Secret Warriors Set Europe On Fire and Birth Modern Black Ops" and is about the Special Operations Executive established by Winston Churchill during the war.
The team's existence was known only to a handful of people, but it was also known as the Churchill's Secret Army or Baker Street Irregulars. The SOE employed over 13,000 people, including 3,200 women, and they operated espionage, sabotage and black OPS tactics in all Axis occupied countries during World War II.
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Arash Amel wrote the latest draft of the script, and previous drafts were by Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson. Paramount selected the book as an option back in 2015.
Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman will produce Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare on behalf of Jerry Bruckheimer Films, and Ivan Atkinson will be executive producer. Vanessa Joyce, SVP of Production, will lead the project for the studio.
Ritchie was most recently the director of "The Gentleman," after previously behind Disney's blockbuster live-action remake of "Aladdin." He's next up on a spy thriller too, in which he'll re-pair with Jason Statham called "Five Eyes".
Guy Ritchie is represented by CAA.
Deadline first reported the news.
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