Colin Firth and Matthew Macfadyen are among the protagonists of John Madden’s new film, The Weapon of Deception – Operation Mincemeat: the film, which will be released on May 12 for Warner Bros. comes out tells how two British intelligence officers devise a plan to break Hitler’s deadly hold on Europe using the skills of the most unlikely secret agent… a dead man. Here are the official photos from the film.
This is the official synopsis of the film:
We are in 1943. Determined to break Hitler’s hold on occupied Europe, their plan is an all-out attack on Sicily, but they face a major dilemma: how to protect a massive invasion force from a potential massacre. The task falls to two extraordinary intelligence agents, Ewen Montagu (Colin Firth) and Charles Cholmondeley (Matthew Macfadyen), who give life to the war’s most ingenious and improbable disinformation strategy – targeting the most unlikely secret agent: a dead man. The Weapon of Deception – Operation Mincemeat, is the extraordinary true story of an idea that hoped to change the course of the war – defying all logic, risking countless losses and testing the courage of its creators.