Lionsgate and Amazon Spend Big for Jerry Bruckheimer’s ‘The Ministry’

Lionsgate and Amazon have joined forces to buy up rights for most of the world for Guy Ritchie’s upcoming World War II action movie, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.

Lionsgate has secured U.S. distribution rights to The Ministry, with Amazon Prime Video taking rights in multiple international territories, including Europe, Central and South America, Europe and India.

The film’s ensemble cast includes Henry Cavill, Eiza González, Alan Ritchson, Henry Golding, Til Schweiger, Alex Pettyfer, Cary Elwes, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Babs Olusanmokun and Henrique Zaga.

Paramount Pictures acquired the rights to Damien Lewis’s book The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: How Churchill’s Secret Warriors Set Europe Ablaze and Gave Birth to Modern Black Ops in 2015. Guy Ritchie signed on to direct the project in February 2021, with Jerry Bruckheimer producing the film. In October 2022, Henry Cavill and Eiza González were set to star, with Paramount no longer involved. In February 2023, additional casting including Alan Ritchson, Henry Golding, Alex Pettyfer and Cary Elwes was announced.

Production began in February 2023 throughout Turkey, with filming to take place in Antalya.

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